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Auktion: Furniture and Decorative Objects
wurde versteigert am: 6. März 2007
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An impressive pair of reproduction 33-inch diameter library ...

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Schätzpreis: 5.000 £ - 8.000 £
ca. 9.733 $ - 15.574 $
Zuschlagspreis:  3.600 £
ca. 7.008 $
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An impressive pair of reproduction 33-inch diameter library globes
An impressive pair of reproduction 33-inch diameter library globes, after the original 42-inch (110cm.) diameter pair by Vincenzo Coronelli, 1688/93, made up of two sets of twelve hand-coloured photocopied half-gores and two polar calottes, the terrestrial with numerous decorative cartouches, graduated equatorial, tropic and polar circles, ecliptic and meridian, the oceans with descriptive notes, some in decorative cartouches, historical and geographical information, pictures of ships, boats, marine flora and fauna and the tracks of numerous explorers with notes and dates, finely detailed cartography to the continents and numerous depictions of inhabitants, buildings and wildlife, California shown as an island; the celestial with various cartouches, graduated equatorial, tropic and polar circles, ecliptic and colures, the constellations finely depicted as mythical beasts and figures, the stars fixed for 1700 and variously labelled, with numerous notes on stars, clusters, constellations and comets; both spheres with a stamped brass meridian circle in a heavy Dutch-style Spanish oak stand, the octagonal horizons each with applied paper rings blown up from smaller originals in the Libro dei Globi , the terrestrial with a repeated motif of a wind-blowing cherub alternated with circular astronomical diagrams and tables, the celestial with a Zodiac scale with large pictorial representations -- 136cm. (53½in.) high (2)

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Auktionshaus: Christie's
Titel: Furniture and Decorative Objects
Auktionsdatum: 06.03.2007
Adresse: Christie's
6 March 2007, London, South Kensington