"[Lot of 4] Cartography", Anon.
Subject: Cartographic Miscellany
Period: 1650 (circa)
Publication: Geographie Pratique contenant outres les Instuctions. . .
Color: Black & White
5 x 7 inches
12.7 x 17.8 cm
Really wonderful lot of small, skillfully done copper engravings dealing with cartographic subjects. Globe Terestre is a lovely terrestrial globe set within a classical setting of columns. Globe Celeste depicts a celestial globe set upon a beautifully engraved base, also within a classical landscape. Sphere is composed entirely of bands representing the Equator, Tropics of Capricorn and Cancer and the Poles and is set upon a wall viewed by toga-clad scholars. Rose des Vents ou Compasis a decorative description of a 32-point compass rose with a nautical scene in the background and figures with cartographic tools in the foreground. All with French text on verso, published by N. Chemereau.
Beautiful impressions with a few scattered, light spots restricted to margins.