Pair of terrestrial and celestial globes

G. M. Seutter (1678-1756)

Old coloured table globes, they are both mounted on wooden eccentric colored stands for a special order from Italy Diameter each 20.3 cm (8 in.) Augsburg, 1710

Two globes fabricated by G. M. Seutter, a eighteenth-century publisher, cartographer and engraver. The terrestrial globe bears in red the île de Fer meridian,reference of the time until 1792 and a cartouche ´Globus Terrestris jux la recentissimas observation et navigationes perissimor : Geograpch. aécuritissime delineato. cura et sirmtibu Matth. Seutteri Chaleogr. August´. The celestial globe mentions in cartouche ´Globus Coeslestis in quo omnes Alterismi accurate delineati cura et m.pensis Matthaei Seutteri Chalcogr. August´. It also bears a scale of magnitudes from 1 to 6.

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Private collection, Europe


Galerie Delalande Paris

"Marine & Sciences, Tobacco & Opium artefacts, Great Canes."

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