Catalog Archive
Auction 107, Lot 58

"Le Systeme de Ptolemee [on sheet with] Le Systeme de Ticho-Brahe [and] Le Systeme de Copernic [and] Le Systeme de Descartes", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Solar System

Period: 1770 (published)

Publication: Atlas General Methodique et Elementaire

Color: Hand Color

22 x 17.5 inches
55.9 x 44.5 cm
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A decorative copper engraved map that explains the four prevailing theories of the Solar System in large spheres. Smaller spheres are views of the planets (out to Saturn), the sun, and the moon along with their symbols. The map (9.7 x 9.6") is surrounded in an elaborate baroque style border featuring cherubs using globes and cartographic instruments and flanked by panels of French text.

References: cf. Phillips (A) #3509.

Condition: B

Good impression and coloring. A little light centerfold toning at bottom from old tape repair, else very good.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/9/2004