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Matthaeus Greuter Celestial Table Globe

Auction:
3093M
Lot:
678
Sold for:
$17,220$14,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3093M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 20, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Matthaeus Greuter Celestial Table Globe, Rome, c. 1636, made up of twelve copper-engraved paper gores, two polar calottes, all laid down on the 10-in. plaster covered wooden sphere, cartouche reading in Italian, engraved brass meridian ring divided in four quadrants, horizon parchment plate with degree scales, and signs of the Zodiac, mounted to the quarter-sawn oak panel with delicate beaded outer edge, housed in a wooden base with four turned legs with fretwork stretchers and center column.

Note: Cartography based on the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe observations.
Estimate $10,000-15,000

lacking hour ring, overall very nice condition, 2-in. separation/shrinkage around Pisces


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Tycho Brahe, Astronomy, Brahe, Cartouche, European people, Gore, Greuter, Matthaeus, Tycho, Visual arts