North and South polar projections
Map. Engraving, sheet measures 11 x 11 1/4, octagon image 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. Light folds as issued but otherwise in good condition.
Beautiful twin hemispheres maps on a north and south polar projection printed on separate sheets. Fine equatorial scales and ships tie the design together in this unusual set. North and south magnetic poles are noted on the North east tip of Asia and south-west of Tierra del Fuego. First printed on a smaller scale by Habrecht in 1628. This set likely from a larger later edition of the Planiglobium Coeleste ac Terrestre, Halbrecht's work on the construction of globes by J. C. Sturm circa 1666. Shirley: 324.
Isaac Habrecht II (1589-1633) was a professor of astronomy and mathematics in Strasbourg. He was also a doctor of medicine and philosophy. He made a celestial globe and a couple of celestial planispheres. He introduced some constellations that were mapped by Plancius. A wonderful rare set.