Jun 03, 2021 - Sale 2571

Sale 2571 - Lot 23

Price Realized: $ 10,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 15,000 - $ 20,000
A FINE EARLY SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ITALIAN CELESTIAL GLOBE. (GLOBES.) Giuseppe de Rossi; after Jodocus Hondius. Globus Coelest, in quo stellae fixæ omnes quæ a N. Viro Tychone Brahe suma cura observatæ sunt, accuratissime dessignantur: quibus adjuncte sunt circa Pol. Aust. stel: quæ a pertiss: nauclero Petro Theodori annotate sunt simul accomodate ad ann. 1614; æditus vero ann. 1615. 8-inch celestial globe comprised of 12 hand-colored engraved gores, laid horizontally on steel axis pins within a modified turned mahogany stand; globe with only minor unobtrusive wear, green wash applied at original construction aged to an attractive patina, small previous owner's mark to the right of Sagittarius, base with repairs. [Milan or Rome], 1615

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The present astral sphere faithfully replicates a slightly earlier globe created by Jodocus Hondius in Amsterdam, 1601; our maker, de Rossi, excludes any acknowledgement to that original source. Whether Rossi used the original Hondius plates versus new gores engraved in Italy, the pert imagery of each emblematic constellation is crisp and dramatic - a delightful way to visualize the celestial skies; the unusual flat format makes for a pleasing overhead tabletop viewing experience.

Edward Luther Stevenson, Terrestrial and Celestial Globes, volume 2, 1921; Peter van der Krogt, Globi Neerlandici.