SPHAERUM ARTIFIALIUM TYPICA REPRAESENTATION / novissime adumbrate / A JOHANNE BAPTISTA HOMANNO NORIBERGAE

Description
This engraving shows a celestial globe, a terrestrial globe, and an armillary sphere, each supported on a mount decorated with caryatids. The signature refers to John Baptist Homann (1664-1724), a German engraver who established an influential cartographic house in Nuremberg in 1702. Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr, a professor of mathematics who worked with Homann on several astronomical projects, may have had a hand in the creation of this image.
Object Name
frame
engraving
date made
early 18th century
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 21 in x 24 3/4 in; 53.34 cm x 62.865 cm
place made
Deutschland: Bayern, Nürnberg
ID Number
PH*317813
catalog number
317813
accession number
231231
subject
Prints from the Physical Sciences Collection
Astronomy
Science & Mathematics
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Prints from the Physical Sciences Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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