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Auction 109, Lot 63

"Planisphere Celeste Par le Sr. Hardy", Desnos, Louis Charles

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1763 (dated)

Publication: Nouvel Atlas Elementaire

Color: Hand Color

21.7 x 21.7 inches
55.1 x 55.1 cm

Uncommon celestial map with the constellations in allegorical form. Louis Charles Desnos entered the map and globe business in the 1750s, when he married the widow of French globe maker Nicolas Hardy. Desnos was one of four French globe makers at the time, and became one of the most successful map and atlas publishers of the Enlightenment Period.

References: Not listed in Warner.

Condition: A

Old repairs of minor separations of centerfold. Narrow bottom margin, as issued.

Estimate: $550 - $650


Closed on 12/1/2004