Schuine Ronde Aard-Bolle

Method Copper engraved with hand colour
Artist Keizer, Jacob
Published Published Amsterdam, N. T. Gravius, 1785.
Dimensions 175 x 240 mm
Notes Attractive double hemisphere world map showing the Polar projections, published as 'De Nieuwe en Ouden oppervlakke en Doorzigtkundige Aardryks Bollen Getekent' in 1747 by Jacobus Keizer in Amelo and in Deventer by Jan de Lat. Later republished in 'Nieuwe Natuur-Geschied- en Handelkundige Zak- en Reis-Atlas' ('New Nature-, History and Economical Pocket and Travel Atlas') by G. Brender a Brandis in 1785.

The double hemispheres are surrounded by informative text and projective spheres.

Inscription to top left: "II Schuine Ronde Aard-Bolle ... Deventer by Ian de Lat", explaining that the double hemispheres have been projected with Amsterdam at their centre.

Inscription to top right: "A Des Maans beweging ... welke bepalingen genoemt worden", explaining spheres A and B, showing the phases of the moon.

Inscription to lower left: "De oorzaak van de Son of Aard ... of ten deele bedekkende", explaining what causes an eclipse of the sun.

Inscription to lower right: "De Maan Eclips gebeurt ... ten deele Verduistert", explaining what causes an eclipse of the moon.

A sphere at the top, depicting the theory of Ptolomy, and to the bottom, depicting the theory of Tycho.

Condition: Vertical folds as issued, time toning to sheet.
Framing mounted
Price £300.00
Stock ID 46153

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