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Sphaerae Artificiales Snoptica Idea delineatae et propositae A Matthaeo Seuttero, Sacrae et Catholicae Regiae Majestatis Geogr. August.
Augsburg, Georg Matthäus Seutter, 1740. Particulary attractive hand-coloured engraving depicting an 18th century study of a pair of terrestrial and celestial globes and a Ptolemaic armillary sphere, all held in a Baroque stand standing on a chequered table or floor. At the top a large bannered title with dedication, at the bottom a panel with brief explanation of the scene. The engraving is beautifully (late) hand-coloured making use of an appealing range of colouring. Engraving: 48,5 x 57 cm. Incl. margin: 50,2 x 59,5 cm. (Entire verso reinforced with translucent paper which also mends a tear in the upper-left corner, upper-right corner and the bottom of the engraving. Some slight folding lines -as issued- as the engraving was published in 'Atlas Novus Sive Tabulae Geographicae'.)
Bookseller: Boekhandel De Roo [Netherlands]
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