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    Sale 2825

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    30 June - 1 July 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 126

    A SOUTH GERMAN 13-CM. CELESTIAL TABLE GLOBE

    G. M. LOWITZ, NUREMBERG. CIRCA 1747

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    A SOUTH GERMAN 13-CM. CELESTIAL TABLE GLOBE
    G. M. LOWITZ, NUREMBERG. CIRCA 1747
    GLOBVS COELESTIS plusquam 2500 Stellarum ad A.1762 ex Cat Flamst calculatorum, designatus a G. M. Lowitz, & editg ab Hom. Hered 1747 and with further cartouche Illustrissimae Academiae Scientiarii Regiae Borussicae sacrum cupit Auctor, on a Dutch-style stand
    21 cm. high overall


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    Georg Moritz Lowitz (1722-1774) joined the Nuremberg firm of the Homann Heirs (designated Hom Hered on the maker's cartouche) in 1746 until 1757. In 1767 Moritz was killed by Cossacks while working as a surveyor for the Russian Service in the Volga region.

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