Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    The Beautiful, Hand-Colored Atlas, Descriptio Orbis Antiqui, by Johann David Koehler.

    [Atlases]. Jo. Davide Koelero [Johann David Koehler]. Descriptio Orbis Antiqui in XLIV Tabulis exhibita. Nuremberg: Homann Family, [n.d., ca. 1760]. Later reprint of the original 1720 edition published by Christoph Weigel (the Homanns bought the original copperplates some years after Weigel's atlas appeared and re-issued it with their imprint). Folio. Approximately 15.5 x 10 inches. Engraved title-page, engraved index, and forty-four double-page hand-colored maps and views (complete). All leaves and plates mounted on stubs. This edition is virtually identical to Weigel's. Most maps have engraved vignettes or examples of coinage from the countries depicted. Bound in near contemporary half mottled calf over patterned paper boards, spine ruled and tooled in gilt, burgundy gilt morocco lettering label on front board. Spine chipped at tailcap, some wear to binding, especially at edges and corners, some soiling to front board, bookplate and front pastedown and ink stamp in lower corner of title-page, contemporary ownership inscription "Bibliothecae Septiensis Scholar Ciarum" neatly written in ink near the bottom margin of the index page. Still, a fine copy with the plates bright and clean.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2012
    4th-5th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 693

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $50,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $50,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 May 9 - 10 Space Exploration Signature Auction Featuring The Armstong Family Collection Part II.

    Learn about consigning with us

    I don’t often do testimonials but in this case I felt truly obligated to thank Heritage Auctions for the extremely professional job your organization did for me.
    Charlie K.,
    Pittsburgh, PA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 November 10-11 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part IV - Dallas
    2018 November 10-11 The David and Janice Frent Collection of Presidential & Political Americana, Part IV - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $656,222