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Auction 104, Lot 73

"Le Globe Celeste Represente en deux Plans-Hemispheres…", Chiquet, Jacques

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1719 (published)


Color: Hand Color

8.2 x 6 inches
20.8 x 15.2 cm
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Delightful small double hemisphere celestial map based on the observations of Philippe de la Hire, a famous French astronomer. La Hire was one of the first to present the full celestial skies in a double hemisphere format. The twin hemispheres include the allegorical representations of the constellations. Above and below are small diagrams of the Sun, Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Mercury and the Moon from the observations of Cassini, Kircher, and Galileo.

References: Warner p. 148.

Condition: A+

Faint marginal soil, still fine.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $240

Closed on 9/10/2003