"Globus Terrestris", Probst, Johann Michael
Period: 1746 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
9.2 x 7 inches
23.4 x 17.8 cm
Twin hemisphere map surrounded by engravings of the heavens and natural phenomena such as waterspouts, a rainbow, earthquakes, and a volcano. Title contained in banner across the top. 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 depictions of the solar system based on Copernicus and Tycho Brahe. Original color. Some printer's ink smudge in text at bottom and a tiny bit of foxing in margins, just affecting the text, still very good.