Auction 95, Lot 26

"Globus Terrestris", Probst, Johann Michael

Subject: World

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.


Condition: B

Original color. Bit of light foxing in text below the map and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/13/2001