Auction 90, Lot 24

"Planiglobii Terrestris Cum Utroq Hemisphaerio Caelesti Generalis Repraesentatio",

Subject: World

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.2 x 18.5 inches
53.8 x 47 cm

Vibrantly decorative world map surrounded by vivid engravings of natural phenomena such as waterspouts, a rainbow, earthquakes, and a volcano. Windheads occupy the starry heavens, and two cherubs hold the title banner aloft. The map itself shows a typical 18th century geographical view with an incorrect northwest coastline in North America and most of the Pacific incompletely mapped. Nestled between the hemispheres are two lovely, detailed celestial maps. Minor toning and an very old repair of lower center fold, else fine.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $2,400 - $2,750

Sold for: $2,000

Closed on 3/15/2000

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