Lot 507 of 576:
Decprative world map 1720  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$570
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Planiglobii Terrestris cum Utroq Hemisphaerio Caelesti Generalis Exhibitio
Author:
Homann, Johann Baptiste
Place:
Nuremberg
Publisher:
Date:
c.1720
Description:

Copper-engraved double-hemisphere world map, hand-colored, with two colored celestial spheres; uncolored engraved pictorial surroundings, four columns of text at bottom. 48.5x55 cm (19x21¾").

Quite decorative eighteenth century world map - the two hemispheres are surrounded by vivid engravings of natural phenomena such as waterspouts, a rainbow, earthquakes, and a volcano. Wind heads occupy the starry heavens, and two cherubs hold the title banner aloft. The map itself shows a typical geographical view of the period with an incorrect northwest coastline in North America, labeled Terra Esonis, and most of the Pacific incompletely mapped. Thetext panels at bottom describe the natural phenomena.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Old split at centerfold repaired with paper on verso, with mild discoloration along centerfold, light stains at top of bottom of centerfold and at corners just extenending into image; overall very good.
 
Item number:
271933
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