Auction 98, Lot 21

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

Subject: World

Period: 1746 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.5 x 6.5 inches
24.1 x 16.5 cm

Charming double 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 the northwest coastline of North America extending toward Asia. Nestled between the hemispheres are two depictions of the solar system based on Copernicus and Tycho Brahe. Text panels at bottom name the major regions of each continent. Signature of Joseph Marianus as engraver.

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Condition: B

Light soil, mostly in margins.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $300

Closed on 3/6/2002

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