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Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr
Terrestrial and celestial globe. Globus terrestris novus Loca Terrae insigniora sec. praestant Astron. et Geogr. observationes sistens opera Ioh. Gabr. Doppelmaieri M.P.P. concinne traditus à Ioh. Georg Puschnero chalcographo Norib. A.C. 1730.
Globus coelestis novus Loca stellarum fixarum sec. cel. Ioh. Hevelium ad annum 1730 exhibens opera I.G. DOPPELMAIERI M.P.P. exacte concinnatus a Ioh. Geor. Puschnero Chalcographo Norib. A.C.1730. Nuremberg, Johann Georg Puschner, 1730. Hand-coloured engravings, papier mâché, brass meridian, four-columned, turned wooden frame with octagonal respectively round horizon ring. Terrestrial globe inscribed in a cartouche «Meridianus primus per insulam Fer. quae inter Canarias occidentalissima, ductus est, à quo Parisi,, ensis 20. Gradibus, Nori,, bergensis autem 28. Grad. 40 Minutis distat.».
H. 30, Diam. 20 cm.
Diam. (with frame) 28 cm.
The Nuremberg mathematician, physicist and astronomer Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr (1677 - 1750), one of the most renowned natural scientists of his time, is the creator behind this pair of globes. In fact, no natural science collection with universal pretensions, such as a cabinet of curiosities or a magnificent princely baroque library, could do without such a pair of terrestrial and celestial globes.
Doppelmayr undertook towards the end of his studies at the University of Halle a study trip to England and the Netherlands from 1700 to 1702, during which he deepened his knowledge of astronomy and lens grinding. Through his mathematical and astronomical writings, but also through the terrestrial and celestial globes which he published in collaboration with the engraver Johann Georg Puschner (1680 - 1749) between 1718 and 1736, he achieved great international fame. His scientific and publishing achievements were honoured by memberships of the Royal Society in London and the Academies of Berlin and Saint Petersburg
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Provenance: Library of the last Prince-Bishop of Basel Franz Xaver von Neveu (1749 - 1828); after his death it became private property of the family of Neveu, Durbach.

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hammer price: 20000,- EUR
(starting price: 5000,- EUR)