11-15-2009 11-15-2009
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2483 Boston
November 15, 2009 11:00AMCalender

Guericke, Otto Van (1602-1686)

Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2483 Location: Boston Date / Time: November 15, 2009 11:00AM


Guericke, Otto Van (1602-1686), Autograph letter signed, May 27, 1648, one page, in German, to the Mayor of the City of Magdeburg, discussing the alliance with Spain and Austria and mentioning a count palatine, with holograph address and wax seal to reverse, folio, (old very small ink inscription along lower border, toning to upper edge and scattered spotting in the margins, four repairs to left edge).
Note: Guericke is credited for inventing the first electrical generating machine as well as the air pump, "La machine neumatique".

Estimate $2,000-3,000


Otto Van, Magdeburg, Austria, Spain, Mayor