Auction 88, Lot 36

"Hemisphaerium Coeli Australe", Doppelmayr/Homann

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1720 (circa)

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Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
57.2 x 48.3 cm

Large celestial chart depicting the constellations in the southern sky. Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr was a professor of mathematics at the Aegidien Gymnasium in Nuremberg. He collaborated with Homann on most of Homann's celestial maps. Each corner is decorated with cherubs depicted with various instruments; a pendulum clock, an azimuth circle, a telescope, and a sextant. Appears to have original color that has been touched up along the centerfold. Verso fold reinforced with archival tape.

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Condition: B

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $900

Closed on 10/2/1999

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