Celestial library globe signed Mattheus Seutter made in Augsbourg circa 1710.

Celestial library globe signed Mattheus Seutter made in Augsbourg circa 1710.



height 29 cm x diameter 29.5 cm (total) and 20.5 cm (globe / 8 inches)


circa 1710


Mattheus Seutter

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Categories: Scientific, Globes & Orreries


A plaster library globe of watercoloured paper gores inside a brass meridian circle in its support formed by an equatorial table resting on four feet.

The globe consists of twelve glued and watercoloured gores bearing Ptolemaic constellations with their names and the main stars. There are also the main circles: Equator and Ecliptic in red and divided into degrees, the two Tropics and the two polar circles in black.

In the southern hemisphere there is a cartouche signed: “Globus Coeslestis in quo omnes Alterismi accurate delineati cura et m.pensis Matthaei Seutteri Chalcogr. August“.

The brass meridian circle is graduated four times from 0 to 90 degrees and divided into degrees.

The equatorial table made of cardboard covered with watercolour paper bearing a calendar and the Zodiac as well as the 32 cardinal points. The graduated calendar from January to December in Latin with the days of each month. The graduated zodiac calendar of the twelve signs of the Zodiac in Latin and subdivided into 10 degrees each.

On its stand formed by four baluster feet in turned and stained wood linked together at the base with a wooden disc in the centre forming a support for the globe.

Condition: good.

Dimensions: height 29 cm x diameter 29.5 cm (total) and 20.5 cm (globe / 8 inches).

 Augsburg dated circa 1710.

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