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A GROUP OF EIGHT 20TH CENTURY GILT COPPER 'MENSING' SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS

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Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000
ca. US$6,571 - US$10,515
Price realised:  £17,500
ca. US$23,001
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A GROUP OF EIGHT 20TH CENTURY GILT COPPER 'MENSING' SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS AFTER 16TH CENTURY ORIGINALS BY ERASMUS HABERMEL AND OTHERS The group comprising a 90mm. diameter sundial with false engraved signature Erasmus Habermel ; 142mm. diameter astrolabe with Fusoris-type rete with false punched signature GEORGIUS HARTMAN NOREMBERGE ANNO 1553 ; 120mm. diameter nocturnal with false engraved signature ANTONIVS GIAMIN FECIT ROMAE ANNO 1595 ; 150 x 88mm. protractor with false engraved signature MARETZ f AI X; 85mm. diameter astrolabe with false engraved signature IOANNES BOS ANNO 1596 ; 100mm. diameter calendar with false punched signature A GIAMINI FECIT ROMA ANNO 1594 ; 106mm. diameter nocturnal with false engraved signature Gigli Mariotti Romae Ao 1591 ; 90mm. diameter nocturnal with false engraved signature Antonius Giamin fecit Romae Anno Dm 1592 . Provenance Philip Joseph van Alfen (1894-1969), before 1955. Whence acquired by Nico Israel

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Important Books, Atlases, Globes & Scientific Instruments from the Collection of Nico and Nanni Israel
Date of the auction: 11 Dec 2019
Address: Christie's
London