Auction 91, Lot 27

"Planiglobii Terrestris Cum Utroqu Hemisphaerio Caelesti Generalis Exhibitio",

Subject: World

Period: 1740 (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, detailed celestial maps. Very crisp impression. Professional repair of bottom centerfold and a bit of discoloration in margin.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $2,400 - $2,750

Sold for: $2,100

Closed on 6/14/2000

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