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Auction 194, Lot 45

"Geographische Universal-Zeig und Schlag-Uhr...", Homann, Johann Baptist

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany, North Pole

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23 x 19.4 inches
58.4 x 49.3 cm
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This magnificent and unusual chart of the North Pole shows a range of time zones and the Zodiac within a background of day and night. The chart is engraved onto the face of an elaborate case clock based on one made for Homann by Nuremberg clockmaker Zacharias Landteck with panels of German text at the sides. The map shows the Island of California with Compagnie Land stretching between North American and Asia.


Condition: B

A nice impression with contemporary color on a faintly toned sheet with a light stain, a printer's crease at bottom left, and printer's ink residue in the corners of the sheet.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $195

Closed on 9/13/2023