Claudius Ptolemy was a mathematician, geographer, and astronomer who lived in the city of Alexandria. He is best known for creating a world map in his book Geography, written around 150 CE. One of the notable qualities of Ptolemy’s map was the use of longitudinal and latitudinal lines. A Renaissance map based on Ptolemy’s original is one of the key lots of the upcoming Fine Art & Antiques auction, presented by Simpson Galleries. The map is a hand-colored woodblock print on paper by Johannes Schnitzer of Armsheim. Another highlight is The Artist Studying by Candlelight, an oil painting attributed to Trophime Bigot. A French artist, Bigot was often called the “Candlelight Master.”
This sale also features an E. Howard & Co. astronomical walnut clock from the 1870s. It was designed with a Renaissance revival winged crest over three bosses and lozenges. The clock’s 14-inch reverse-painted glass dial has Arabic numeral minutes and Roman hour and second subdials. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bidsquare.
Lot Categories:Fine Art (224), 20th Century (96), Decorative Arts (91), Furniture (61), Asian Works of Art (23), Watches & Clocks (47), Collectibles (77)
# of Lots:580
Price Range:$25 - $40,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|A Renaissance Map,||
|Attributed to Trophime Bigot (French 1579-1650) A Painting,||
|Porfirio Salinas (American/Texas 1910-1973) A PAINTING,||
|An E. Howard & Co. Astronomical Regulator Floor Standing Walnut Clock, No. 48, Boston, Circa 1870||
|Frederic Remington (American 1861-1909) A Bronze Sculpture,||
- 20th Century
- American Indian & Ethnographic
- Asian Works Of Art
- Couture & Textiles
- Decorative Arts
- Fine Art
- Watches & Clocks
- E. Howard & Co.
- Édouard Cortés
- Frederic Remington
- John James Audubon
- Porfirio Salinas
- Roberto Matta
- Trophime Bigot
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