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A beautiful and very rare pair of Hondius globes, engraved in 1623, publ. by ]anssonius - Hondius, Jodocus the younger. [Terrestial globe]. Sculpebat magnoque studio componebat Abrahamus Goos Amstelodamensis. Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius, 1623. With: (2) Hondius, Jodocus the younger and Adriaan Metius. Sphaera nova, summo studio summaq[ue] diligentia atq[ue] industria ... Adriani Metii ... Amsterdam, Johannes Janssonius, 1648. 600.000,00 EUR
A pair of globes (44 cm diameter), terrestrial and celestial, each with 12 engraved gores (the terrestrial globe also with 2 engraved polar caps) over a plaster-covered core. The terrestrial globe includes 3 decorative cartouches (1 double), rhumb lines, 12 compass roses, dozens of ships, sea monsters and classical gods in the sea, and some animals on the land. The celestial globe includes 2 decorative cartouches (the tide cartouche below a tiny portrait of Tycho Brahe) and about 45 constellations represented pictorially, mostly named. It distinguishes stars by 6 different magnitudes. Each globe coloured by a contemporary hand, with a brass meridian ring and hour ring. Each globe in a new oak stand in 17th-century style with a facsimile horizon ring. A pair of rerrestrial and celestial globes prepared by Jodocus Hondius the younger (1597-1651), engraved by Abraham Goos and first published by Hondius and his brother-in-law Johannes Janssonius in 1623, the terrestrial globe here in its first state (1623) and the celestial globe in its second (1648). In this period Amsterdam was the world `s leading centre of globe manufacturer and in Amsterdam Hondius (succeeding his father in 1612) and Willem Jansz. Blaeu stood head and shoulders above the rest. "Globe production in the period after 1597 was characterized by an interaction between Hondius and Blaeu. Whenever one came up with something new, the other followed with something better to try to outdo his competitor" (V. d. Krogt, p. 187). Van der Krogt notes that Hondius`s 1623 celestial globe appears to take Blaeu`s 68 cm globe (engraved in 1617) as its model. The terrestrial globe includes a note to the reader, explaining that the globes contain "changes in all of America and in and around the Sea of Tartary [= Arctic Sea], as well as a multitude of new things in other places". It shows the discoveries of Henry Hudson in the Arctic and what is now the northern United States and Canada (1607-1611) and of Schouten & Le Maire in the South Seas (1615-1617) and is dedicated to the Dutch West India Company (wic). The globes come from the collection of the Dukes of Luynes in their historical residence Chateau de Dampierre, southwest of Paris. The globes have been professionally restored (a detailed condition report is available on request). The stands are new, with reproductions of the original meridian rings. The stands and rings are based on those of the set at the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin. A splendid and very rare pair of Hondius 44 cm globes, engraved in 1623. V.d. Krogt, Globi Neerlandici HON VI, terrestrial state I (unrecorded variant between 1* and 1j) & celestial state 2; not in E. Dekker, Globes at Greenwich; V.d.Krogt, Old globes in the Netherlands.
Anbieter: Iris Antique Globes and Maps B.V. Tel: 0031 313656161 Mobil: 0031 22933833 info@irisglobes.nl
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