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Auction: Science & Natural History
was auctioned on: 24 May 2019
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A PIERCED BRASS CELESTIAL GLOBE

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Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000
ca. US$130,046 - US$195,069
Price realised:  n. a.
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A PIERCED BRASS CELESTIAL GLOBE PROBABLY FRENCH, MID-16TH CENTURY Comprised of two brass hemispheres joined on at the ecliptic, which is graduated and numbered every 10°, alternately shaded every 1°, the constellations labelled — the cartography after Johannes Honter (1498-1549) — the Equator, Topics and Polar circles all labelled, the Antarctic pole labelled and with a nearby cartouche ' IHC ' . Axis through either the celestial or ecliptic poles, mounted on later (19th century?) stand. 7¾in. (19.5cm.) high 3¼in. (8.5cm.) diameter

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Auction house: Christie's
Title: Science & Natural History
Date of the auction: 24 May 2019
Address: Christie's
London