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Guericke, Otto Van (1602-1686)

Auction:
2483
Lot:
77
Sold for:
$10,665$9,000

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

Description:

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

Keywords

Otto Van, Mayor, Magdeburg, Austria, Spain, Autograph, European people, German nobility, Germany

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