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Auction 95, Lot 45

"Opus Naturae, Opus Intelligentiae", Zahn, Johannes

Subject: Miscellany

Period: 1696 (circa)

Publication: Mundus Mirabili … Speculae Physico-Mathematico-Historicae

Color: Black & White

16.5 x 14 inches
41.9 x 35.6 cm

An uncommon map presenting a cross-section of the earth's interior with its magma core and underground water sources. The surface of the earth is shown with erupting volcanoes and ships sailing in the oceans. The sphere is surrounded by clouds and six wind-heads. Two decorative title cartouches complete the fanciful composition.


Condition: B

Superb impression. Old repairs on centerfold and a couple of tiny spots.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $1,600

Closed on 6/13/2001