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Lot 47
By: Allain Manesson Mallet
Subject: Armillary Spheres
Date: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'Univers

Condition Code: B+

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Color: hand color

Size: 4 x 5.6 inches
         10.2 x 14.3 cm

    This pair of engravings focuses on armillary spheres. The first engraving comes from a German edition of Description de l'Univers and features three armillary spheres: Sphere Droite, with the north pole oriented to the left; Sphere Parallele, with the north pole at the top; and Sphere Oblique, with the north pole at an oblique angle. The second sheet shows a larger sphere with the signs of the zodiac and Anemoi (or the names of the wind gods). A banner hangs above the sphere with geometrical figures. Size varies slightly.

Condition Description: Light soiling. A small area of paper weakness along the bottom platemark on Fig. ii has been archivally reinforced on verso.

Ref: Pastoureau, MANNESSON-MALLET I A #2 & 3.

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