Auction 97, Lot 52

"[Globe]", Apianus, Peter Bienewitz

Subject: Globe Illustration

Period: 1550 (circa)

Publication: Cosmographia

Color: Black & White

5.2 x 5.5 inches
13.2 x 14 cm

Superb woodblock illustration of a terrestrial globe showing the Eastern Hemisphere with a huge Taprobana prominently shown and named. Below the globe are a Pillar Dial and a quadrant with a shadow square. Throughout his life, Apianus was involved in mathematical publishing, cartography and instrument making. His instrument designs included a new type of surveying quadrant and armillary spheres. On a full sheet with Latin text above, size: 5.7 x 8.7".


Condition: A+

Crisp impression.

Estimate: $250 - $300


Closed on 12/5/2001