Dec 17, 2020 - Sale 2555

Sale 2555 - Lot 40

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
CAVAZZA, JOHANN BATTISTA. Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica Ac Hydrographica Tabula. Engraved folding map of the world within a Mannerist architectural border frame. 15 3/4x23 inches sheet size, wide margins; an excellent example with original folds and crisp inking. Bologna, 1642

Additional Details

Handsome world map originally included as an illustration to "Geographicae Crucis Fabrica et Usus", Giovanni Battista Riccioli's scarce seventeenth-century treatise on charts and devices. The base map, derived from the Visscher format of 1639, is surrounded by a decorative frame with two curved arms at either side. These props were intended to be removed, trimmed, and attached to the map to create a planispheric volvelle of sorts capable of demonstrating the exposure to sunlight or darkness of a certain area of the world at a specific time. Shirley 357.