Auction 93, Lot 30

"Planiglobii Terrestre Cum Utroq Hemisphaerio Caelesti Generalis Exhibitio", Homann

Subject: World

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.2 x 18.5 inches
53.8 x 47 cm

Vibrant 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 and detailed celestial charts.

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Condition: B

Professionally backed with tissue repairing a couple of minor tears on centerfold and in margins. Some surface soil and slight crease.

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,400

Sold for: $1,500

Closed on 12/6/2000

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