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    Sale 2825

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    30 June - 1 July 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 127

    A GERMAN 20-CM. CELESTIAL TABLE GLOBE

    ISAAC HABRECHT II, STRASBOURG, FIRST ISSUED IN 1621, RE-ISSUED BY CHRISTOPH WEIGEL, LATE 17TH CENTURY

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    A GERMAN 20-CM. CELESTIAL TABLE GLOBE
    ISAAC HABRECHT II, STRASBOURG, FIRST ISSUED IN 1621, RE-ISSUED BY CHRISTOPH WEIGEL, LATE 17TH CENTURY
    Globus Coelestis Omnes Stellas fixas No:biliss Tychone Brahe, alijsq diligentiss observate; accuratiss exhibens: Australis insuper Petri Theodori Archinatae celeberrimi ostentans: nec non Stellas quasdam novas & Come:tarum aliquot trajectiones adumbrans Omnib, ad annum 1625 accomodatis Studio et opera Isaaci Habrechti Phil: et Med: Doct:, further cartouche blacked out, on a Dutch-style stand
    29 cm. high overall


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    Isaac Habrecht II (1589-1633) was born in Strasbourg. In 1621 he published a pair of globes of 20 cm. diameter and of which the celestial globe here offered is an example. Both were engraved by Jakob van Heyden (1573-1645). The cartography of the celestial globe was based on that of Petrus Plancius and Pieter van den Keere.
    Habrecht's globe gores and planispheres were republished in the 1660's by Paulus Føurst of Nuremberg, and then again around 1690 by Johann Christoph Weigel (1654-1726), another Nuremberg publisher, who by this time owned the copper plates, slightly updated them, and added his own name to the smaller cartouches.

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