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[Engraved horizon ring for a 20cm diameter terrestial globe, together with terrestrial and celestial north and south pole calottes.]
Selling price: $1000
Sold in 2012
The polar calottes are 83mm in diameter. The outer diameter for the horizon ring is 275mm.
Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr may be considered one of the most famous scientists of Nuremberg, Germany. He was born in Nuremberg in 1671, studied in Altdorf and Halla, and traveled in Germany, the Netherlands, and England. Between 1728 and 1736, he published three pairs of globes: in 1728, a pair with a diameter of 32cm; in 1730, a pair with a diameter of 20cm and in 1736, a pair with a diameter of 10cm. The gores for all these globes were engraved by the Nuremberg copper-engraver and instrument-maker Johann Georg Puschner.
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