Auction 101, Lot 66

"Sphere Armillaire decritte en Deux Planshemispheres", Moullart-Sanson, Pierre

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1728 (dated)

Publication: Introduccion a la Geographie

Color: Hand Color

Size:
25.2 x 19 inches
64 x 48.3 cm

Very unusual and attractive chart with two spheres showing the stars and their positions relevant to the North and South Poles. The Signs of the Zodiac cut a diagonal path through each sphere and are repeated again in a panel at bottom. A splendid wind compass completes the composition at bottom center.

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Condition: A

Tissue repair of tiny fold separation.

Estimate: $1,300 - $1,400

Sold for: $750

Closed on 12/4/2002

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