The Scholarly Antiques Of George Glazer
A listing in March's Architectural Digest brought me to the unique New York gallery of George Glazer. Glazer, a former lawyer is dedicated to antiques that focus on science and exploration. He specializes in prints, maps, globes and planetary spheres. If you are looking for something perfect for your library, this is the place. I have a particular weakness for antique celestial engravings and Glazer offers a variety, some of which can be see on his website. The print shown here is from Andrea Cellarius' Harmonia Macrocosmica, a celestial atlas originally issues in 1660. The print shown here, an astronomical chart in the form of the concentric rings of an armillary sphere, showing apparent movements of sun, moon and planets around the earth is from the reissued 1708 edition and sells for $3,900.