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By: Allain Manesson Mallet
Subject: Armillary Sphere
Date: 1683 (circa)
Publication: Description de l'Univers
Condition Code: A
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Color: hand color
Size: 4 x 5.7 inches
10.2 x 14.5 cm
This charming miniature engraving features a putto pointing to an armillary sphere on the table before him. He holds in his other hand a chart showing the signs of the zodiac. A double hemisphere map of the world hangs off the table, held in place by a set of books, the armillary sphere, and a compass. The title appears in a banner, as is typical of Manesson-Mallet's work. French text on verso.
Condition Description: There a few spots of foxing and a damp stain in the blank margin.
Ref: Pastoureau, MANNESSON-MALLET I A #5.