Sphaera Armillaris-Instrumentum artificiale orrery ab inventore appellatum
Date: Augsburg,1774
Cod 9824
Subject: Armillar sphere, orrery
900,00 €
Copperplate, original colour, mm 495x580. Showing an Armillary Sphere and an Orrery, mounted on elaborately carved stands. At bottom descriptions of both instruments in German and Latin. Very good condition in brilliant original colour. Lotter run then the business using mostly Seutter's plates but adding some new ones also. Seutter, after having worked with Homann in Nuremberg, opened his own activity in Augsburg around 1720. His maps always have elaborate cartouches and are very decorative and printed on good paper. Lotter married Seutter's daughter in 1740 and succeeded him in 1756.



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