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AN EXCEPTIONAL AND VERY RARE PAIR OF CELESTIAL AND TERRESTIAL GLOBES.

BLAEU, Willem Janszoon (1571-1638)  AN EXCEPTIONAL AND VERY RARE PAIR OF CELESTIAL AND TERRESTRIAL GLOBES, 9inch / 23cm, with an overall height of 38 cm, Amsterdam, dat...

$375000 / ≈ €350894
Maker / Publisher: BLAEU, W.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, dated 1602, but published after 1621

 


[A magnificent 18 inch. (46 cm.) diameter celestial globe] URANOGRAPHIA / SYDERUM ET STELLARUM / in Singulis Syderibus conspicuarum / exhibens Delineationem accuratissimam, / qua / ex Observationibus Astronomi plane Singularis / IOHANIS HEVELII...

RARE FIRST STATE OF THIS CELESTIAL TABLE GLOBE, 46 cm in diameter, produced by Gerard and Leonard Valk at the beginning of the 18th century. The globe comprises of t...

$95000 / ≈ €88893
Maker / Publisher: VALK, G. / L.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, 1711

 


Globe Terrestre Didié et Présénté a Monseigneur le Comté Maubec de Brancas...

Terrestial globe dated 1741.  Complete title "Globe Terrestre  Didié et Présénté a Monseigneur le Comté  Maubec de Brancas Par Jacque  Hardy. Dressé sur ...

$25000 / ≈ €23393
Maker / Publisher: HARDY, Jacques
Place & Date: Paris, dated 1741

 


NEWTON'S New and Improved TERRESTRIAL GLOBE Accurately delineated from the observations of the most esteemed NAVIGATORS AND TRAVELLERS to the Present Time. . .

A very impressive Victorian 20-inch Library globe showing the "Gulf of Corea". On an exceptionally carved mahogany tripod stand with scrolling acanthus legs ter...

$25000 / ≈ €23393
Maker / Publisher: NEWTON and SON
Place & Date: London, January 1, 1867

 


Nocturnal in boxwood and brass.

Nocturlabe in boxwood and brass, the wheels maintained by a central nut presenting an annual calendar divided into months and days, an hour disc and a mobile alidade, the...

$15000 / ≈ €14036
Maker / Publisher: COOPER, Th.
Place & Date: England, Thomas Cooper, dated 1701

 


Nocturlabe in boxwood and brass.

Nocturlabe in boxwood and brass, the wheels maintained by a central nut presenting an annual calendar divided into months and days, an hour disc and a mobile alidade, the...

$12000 / ≈ €11229
Maker / Publisher: UNKNOWN
Place & Date: England, ca. 1700

 


Inverted nautical Compass, called "mouchard" (~ "spy")

Inverted maritime compass called "mouchard" (spy) in wood and brass, signed "A Van Vastenhoud In Amsterdam". This type of compass was found in the cap...

$8500 / ≈ €7954
Maker / Publisher: VAN VASTENHOUD, A.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, ca. 1780

 


Very fine brass astronomical equinoctial ring with two brass circles.

Very fine brass astronomical equinoctial ring with two brass circles with engraved foliage decoration, signed "Jean-Baptiste-Nicolas Delure A Paris", on the han...

$8000 / ≈ €7486
Maker / Publisher: JEAN-BAPTISTE NICOLAS DELURE À PARIS
Place & Date: Paris, undated, ca. 1690

 


Allegory of geography.

Two putty studying a terrestrial globe, one of them holding a pair of dividers. The information on the globe is clearly imaginary but the two cartouches and ships are typ...

$7500 / ≈ €7018
Maker / Publisher: KERKHOVE, Joseph Vanden
Place & Date: Bruges, ca. 1700

 


Mariner’s compass

Inverted compass called "snitch" in wood painted in imitation of tortoiseshell and brass, signed "Ing MANN Maker Water Street Liverpool".

$7500 / ≈ €7018
Maker / Publisher: MANN
Place & Date: Liverpool, ca. 1785

 


Globe terrestre d'après les découvertes..

Attractive and large (height 112cm) library globe by a prominent Paris globe maker, with a brass meridian circle, horizon ring and hour ring, supported by four brass quad...

$6000 / ≈ €5614
Maker / Publisher: BERTAUX.
Place & Date: Paris, ca. 1885

 


A fan combines views of Hong Kong (right), Canton (left), China, ca 1850-1860.

The fan shows nice images of Hong Kong and Canton on onside and on verso a garden with 39 characters welcoming a rider on his white horse. Their clothes are heightened in...

$4500 / ≈ €4211
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: China, ca. 1850-1860

 


Early 19th century magnetic dry card compass with wooden bowl,

Brass dry rose marine compass, in its mahogany case. The mariner's compass, which enabled mariners to know the direction in which they were sailing, has always been one o...

$2900 / ≈ €2714
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: ca. 1800

 


Two sheets for constructing an armillary sphere.

Two sheets for constructing an armillary sphere. Cassini was a geographer and cartographer, but also perspective and architecture carver - one of Giovanni Battista Pirane...

$2700 / ≈ €2526
Maker / Publisher: CASSINI, G.M.
Place & Date: Rome, 1795

 


A ship's hour glass.

Maritime hourglass with blown glass bulbs, orange sand, junction ring covered with cord, the circular ebony frame with six turned baluster columns. The invention of the ...

$2400 / ≈ €2246
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: Germany, ca. 1750

 


Tweevoudigh onderwiis van de Hemelsche en Aerdsche Globen; Het een Na de meyning van Ptolemeus met een vasten Aerdkloot...

Tweevoudigh onderwiis van de Hemelsche en Aerdsche Globen; Het een Na de meyning van Ptolemeus met een vasten Aerdkloot; Het ander Na de Natuerlijcke stelling van N. Cope...

$2250 / ≈ €2105
Maker / Publisher: BLAEU, W.
Place & Date: Amsterdam, 1655

 


A cordiform - heart-shaped - horary quadrant marked with Gunter scales.

A small and charming but very fine heart-shaped horary quadrant marked with Gunter scales. The scales are very finely engraved on both sides.The quadrant was a very pract...

$2200 / ≈ €2059
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: ca. 1720-1760

 


World Flight Routes (all in Japanese).

A large very decorative Japanese world map published as sugoroku (a Japanese game which might be compared to backgammon) published as a supplement to the 1930 New Year’...

$2000 / ≈ €1871
Maker / Publisher: OSAKA MAINICHI SHINBUN
Place & Date: Osaka, 1930

 


A ship's hour glass

The element common to celestial position-finding, the calculation of speed for dead reckoning and even everyday life at sea is the time: hence ways of determining and kee...

$1750 / ≈ €1638
Maker / Publisher: The Low Countries
Place & Date: ca. 1790

 


A ship's hour glass.

Maritime hourglass with blown glass bulbs, orange sand, junction ring covered with cord, the circular ebony frame with six turned baluster columns.The invention of the ho...

$1750 / ≈ €1638
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: The Netherlands, Germany, ca. 1750

 


Réseau aérien mondial.

"Sur les ailes d'Air France, découvrez le monde à votre tour" lithograph poster from AIR France. A great mid-century design by Air France advertising poster b...

$1600 / ≈ €1497
Maker / Publisher: PLAQUET. / AIR FRANCE
Place & Date: Imprimerie Perceval Paris, ca. 1940-1950

 


Marine parallel rulers in brass.

Very fine marine parallel rulers in brass. The parallel ruler is the oldest and most traditional way to measure and trace routes and bearings. The principle is simple: t...

$1500 / ≈ €1404
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: Paris, ca. 1880

 


Compass.

A very nicely crafted sloop compass in original box. The compass is gimbaled and is executed in beautiful red copper. Made and signed by F.J. Kloos & Son of Rotterdam...

$1500 / ≈ €1404
Maker / Publisher: KLOOS, F.J.
Place & Date: Rotterdam, 1850-1875

 


[Too big for their bite].

Original vintage Soviet propaganda poster - Too big for their bite - featuring a cartoon style illustration of two men with large drooling mouths and teeth trying to cons...

$1400 / ≈ €1310
Maker / Publisher: ABRAMOV, M.
Place & Date: Russia, 1982

 


A folding fan showing Cleopatra at the Gates of Alexandria, circa 1750-1760.

The fan shows Cleopatra at the Gates of Alexandria, where she welcomes Julius Caesar who came to visit her in 48BC. Her suite is made up of soldiers and maids. The arriva...

$1250 / ≈ €1170
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: English, ca. 1750-1760

 


Very fine folding fan with painting of Minerva, Juno and 2 peacocks.

Small folding fan made of double skin sheet, mounted in English style, painted with gouache and depicting Minerva and Juno sitting near each other and receiving the visit...

$1200 / ≈ €1123
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: ca. 1820

 


Horizon ring for globe.

Printed horizon ring for a 28cm diameter German globe. The ring is divided in quarters and engraved two by two on one copper plate. The size of the paper is 44 x 33cm. Th...

$950 / ≈ €889
Maker / Publisher: EIMMART, G.C.
Place & Date: Nuremberg, 1704/1705

 


An elegant couple with a caged bird in a landscape.

Folding fan made of skin sheet and mounted in English style, with a painted scene of an elegant couple with a caged bird in a landscape.Painted verso of a man among ancie...

$900 / ≈ €842
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: Paris, 1790

 


Jules Verne Le Tour du Monde en 80 jours. [Goose game board inspired by Jules Verne's novel Tour du Monde en 80 jours.]

Goose game board inspired by Jules Verne's novel, whose boxes are illustrated with color lithographs and the center occupied by a world map. Vignette illustrations number...

$750 / ≈ €702
Maker / Publisher: GUERIN-MULLER and CIE. / CAPENDU, A.
Place & Date: Paris, ca. 1880

 


Compass.

A sloop compass in the original wooden box with lit. The compass with floating rose (Cardan system). Slung in gimbals, the east point is decorated and graduated in half ...

$650 / ≈ €608
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: c. 1890-1900

 


Steel compass with a gilded radiating pattern.

Steel compass with a gilded radiating pattern.Provenance : Collection Henri-Claude Randier.

$400 / ≈ €374
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: ca. 1760

 


[Voyage en Suisse / Reise die Schweiz.]

A first edition children's folding board game of Switzerland and its many places and sights to visit. Although it is missing most of its original components (dice, cards,...

$300 / ≈ €281
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS.
Place & Date: Switzerland, 1891

 


Country pleasures.

Folding fan made of a double sheet of lithographed paper, enhanced with gouache and watercolor, with a decoration of three cartouches with gallant scenes of French countr...

$300 / ≈ €281
Maker / Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Place & Date: France, ca. 1850-1860

 


[Macaire] Pensionnat Robert-Macaire. Mr le professeur. . . (Plate 4)

Macaire personified the clever businessman, who was willing at any time to throw moral and ethical principles overboard for a quick buck. His personality fitted exactly t...

$250 / ≈ €234
Maker / Publisher: DAUMIER, H.
Place & Date: Paris, 1864