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Habrecht, Issac II; & Christopher Weigel.
Engraved globe gores for a pair of 20 cm (8 inch) diameter globes. Nuremberg: J.C. Weigel, engraver, [c. 1675].
Habrecht, Issac II; & Christopher Weigel.
Engraved globe gores for a pair of 20 cm (8 inch) diameter globes. Nuremberg: J.C. Weigel, engraver, [c. 1675].
Two sets of 12 globe gores on 4 sheets, together with 2 uncolored sheets of the meridian ring, horizon and compass cap for the two globes, each sheet 360 x 420 mm. The terrestrial uncolored, the celestial gores with contemporary(?) hand coloring, all the sheets signed "Joh. Christoph Weigel excudit." Very light discoloration to margins.
A fine set of the Habrecht globe gores originally issued in 1621/1625 but here re-engraved by Johann Christoph Weigel (1654-1726), a Nuremberg engraver and map seller, in the later part of the 17th century, probably around 1675. Auction records list just one celestial set in the last 25 years sold in Germany in 2003. Cf. Stevenson II 50; Cf. Shirley Mapping of the World 314. Wing H-2431a.

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Habrect / Weigel globe gores

Estimate $2,500 - $4,000Jan 26, 2019