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A fine pair of 20 centimetre globes by Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr (1671-1750) who is considered one of the most famous scientists in Nuremberg. He studied at Altdorf and Halle and travelled extensively in Germany, England and the Netherlands. From 1704 until his death he taught mathematics and science at the Egidian Gymnasium in Nuremberg. He supplied a piece for Johann Baptist Homann’s ‘Neuer Atlas’ of 1714. It was no doubt because of his association with Homann that his interest in globes began. In 1728 he published a pair of 32 cms. globes. This was followed by this pair of 20 cms. in 1730 and a 10 cms. pair in 1736. All of the gores were engraved by Johann Georg Puschner. On the terrestrial the track of William Dampier is identified, ‘Navigatio Dampieri 1688’. The position of the stars on the celestial is drawn from the work of Johannes Hevelius to the year of publication, 1730. Christie’s ‘The World in your Hands’, 1.13/14; Dahl & Gauvin (2000) pp. 105-6; Dekker (1999) pp. 327-9 GLB0075 & 76; Dekker & Van der Krogt (1993) pp. 89-90, 99; Van der Krogt (1984) Dop 4 & 7.

(Terrestrial and Celestial globes)

Nuremberg, 1730
Pair of globes, 20 cms. in diameter, each globe constructed from 24 gores from the equator to poles, in their original Dutch style stands approximately 52 cms. in height overall, light repair to the equator on the terrestrial, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 8469


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