Original, exquisitely rare dated 1730 Celestial Globe by Gabriel Doppelmayr

Original, exquisitely rare dated 1730 Celestial Globe by Gabriel Doppelmayr

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Star Globe “Coelestis novus” Astronomer - Cartographer: Gabriel Doppelmayr (1677-1750). Engraver: Johann Georg Puschner (1680-1749) Dated: Nuremberg, c 1730 The astronomer Gabriel Doppelmayr taught from 1704 as a professor of mathematics at the Gymnasium Aegidianum in Nuremberg. He was a member of many scientific societies in Europe. He worked among others for the publishing house of Homann. There also he published 1742 his "Atlas coelestis". From 1728 he built together with the astronomer and engraver Georg Puschner in a joint workshop terrestrial and celestial globes for the primarily scientific use. In their work they used the findings of the Danzig astronomer Johannes Hevelius (1611-1687). The artistic design of the constellations has parallels with Alfred Dürer's two star charts in 1515. The star positions, adapted from Doppelmayr for 1730, correspond, as well as the images specified by the Hevelius. One can view delicately engraved constellations and zodiacs in visualized display, reminding one of paintings seen in on the ceilings of European churches. Description of the artifact: Original hand colored, copper engraved and hand applied paper mache gores over plaster , mounted into a brass meridian ring with grade division, hour ring and hour hand. Cradled into a oak base with ebonized, baluster turned legs. Octagonal wooden horizon ring with fragmentary existing stuck-on, four-part copper engraving. The horizon ring displays the graduations, signs of the zodiac and the days of the month and the 32 points of the compass with the four main directions Cartouche reads as follows: Globus coelestis novus loca stellarum fixarum fec.cel. Joh. Hevelium ad annum 1730 exhibens opera I.G. Doppelmaierim p.p. exacte concinnatus a Joh. Geor. Puschnero chaleographo Norib.a.c. 1730" Height: 29.5 cm Width: 33.0 cm Diameter: 19.5 cm Condition: Very good condition. The orb with an excellent age patina with even browning. Two unobtrusive, expertly restored cracks. Original wooden frame with restored breaks. Engravings on the horizon ring only as fragments (70%), restored and secured. A fine opportunity to obtain ownership of an exquisite artifact, an heirloom for generations to come. Due to its fragile nature, this artifact will be well packed, insured and shipped for $ 120.00 world wide. White Globe deliver possible. $19,995 - Item #: GP 514DPLMY30 - SOLD
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