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... Geographische Universal -Zeig Und Schlag-Uhr ...

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... Geographische Universal -Zeig Und Schlag-Uhr ... : J. B. Homann

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A very decorative and unusual plate in the form of an encased 24 hour clock face with, at its centre, a map of the Northern hemisphere. This example is of State 2 of the plate, with the privilege line added. The clock face also incorporates the signs of the zodiac and has embellished corner decoration and is bordered by a lengthy explanation of the clock's purpose. The map, showing Asia, Europe and North America gives prominence to the vast areas of unknown regions between Japan and and Hudson's Bay with a large California island. A good example with bright original colour.
region: Curiosities
mapmaker: J. B. Homann  
place and date of publication: Nuremberg c.1760
medium and colour: copperplate, Original colour
size in mm: 485 by 570mm (19 by 22.5 inches).
ref: 38027
literature: McLaughlin, The Mapping Of California As An Island,

Price: £ 1200

 
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