Auction 109, Lot 64

"Planisfero Celeste Meridionale… [together with] Planisfero Celeste Settentrional…", Cassini, Giovanni Maria

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1790 (dated)

Publication: Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale

Color: Hand Color

17.7 x 12.9 inches
45 x 32.8 cm

Pair of attractive and uncommon celestial planispheres with the constellations derived from Le Monnier and Lacaille. In the northern planisphere the four corners are embellished with the astronomical observatories at Bologna, Padua, Milan and the Collegio Romano in Rome. On the southern planisphere are the observatories at Cassel, Copenhagen, Greenwich and Paris.

References: Warner, p. 52, 1 & 1B.

Condition: A

Original color. Foxing in blank margins.

Estimate: $2,100 - $2,500

Sold for: $1,600

Closed on 12/1/2004