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    Sale 2782

    LIECHTENSTEIN: Property from the Collection of the Princely House of Liechtenstein.

    1 April 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 363

    AN AUSTRIAN 23.5 CM. (9 1/4 IN.) CELESTIAL GLOBE

    FRANZ LEOPOLD SCHÖNINGER, VIENNA, CIRCA 1850

    Price Realised  

    AN AUSTRIAN 23.5 CM. (9 1/4 IN.) CELESTIAL GLOBE
    FRANZ LEOPOLD SCHÖNINGER, VIENNA, CIRCA 1850
    Ber/F.L. Schöninger Buchbinder in Wien and Himmels Kugel für 1850, made up of twelve gores printed in two colours and two polar calottes, the equator and ecliptic graduated in degrees, constallations depicting mythological beasts and scientific instruments, stars to various orders of magnitude, the neo-Gothic walnut stand with paper horizon carrying scales for compass points, months and houses of the zodiac, the globe with rectangular paper label inscribed 220; globe split around half of the equator
    95 cm. high


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    Franz Leopold Schöninger (1790-1877), was a Viennese bookbinder and later publisher who from around 1840 controlled most of the Viennese globe market. He was initially commissioned in 1815 by the geographer Josef Riedl von Leuenstern to produce a 9in. globe, which he did, at that time Schöninger was working for Josph Jttner, but struck out on his own from about 1840 onwards and was to be succeeded by his sons. By 1870 the firm produced around 15,000 globes a year. It was dissolved in 1887
    Comparable literature: Peter E. Allmayer-Beck ed., Modelle der Welt, Erd- und Himmelsgloben, Vienna, 1997.

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    Provenance

    Gartenpalais, Rossau, Vienna, 1999.
    Stadtpalais, Vienna, 2006.
    Alserbachpalais, Vienna, 2007.