Auction 106, Lot 58

"Premiere partie de l'Hemisphere Celeste Septentrional [and] Seconde Partie de l'Hemisphere Celeste Septentrional [and] Premiere Partie de l'Hemisphere Celeste Austral [and] Seconde Partie de l'Hemisphere Celeste Austral", Back, Jean C.

Subject: Solar System

Period: 1743 (circa)

Publication: Le Spectacle de la Nature

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.2 x 5.6 inches
28.4 x 14.2 cm

Interesting set of celestial charts presenting the northern and southern skies. The constellations are finely engraved with allegorical figures. Each hemisphere is split and made up of two separated sheets. Four sheets total with two charts, each folding as issued.

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Condition: B

Bit of faint foxing.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $425

Closed on 3/3/2004

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