Auction 93, Lot 33

"Globus Terrestris ex Probatissimis Recentiorum Geographorum Observationibus…", Schreiber, Johann Georg

Subject: World

Period: 1746 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.6 x 6.5 inches
24.4 x 16.5 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.

References:

Condition: A

Expertly remargined at bottom.

Estimate: $500 - $550

Sold for: $325

Closed on 12/6/2000

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