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Auction 109, Lot 66

"[Lot of 3] Distances proportionelles du Soleil, la Terre et la Lune [with] Systeme Planetaire… [and] Tableau du Systeme Solaire", Various

Subject: Solar System

Period: 1856-60 (circa)



See Description

Lot of three engraved charts showing various details of the Solar System and it's planets and satellites. 1) "Distances proportionelles du Soleil, la Terre et la Lune", by Poussielgue Freres, ca. 1860, 14 x 10.5". Numerous diagrams detail the mechanism of lunar and solar eclipses, plus view of the surface of the moon, and a detailed drawing of a lunar crater (here called a mountain). Nicely colored. 2) "Systeme Planetaire...", by Poussielgue Freres, ca.1860, 13.7 x 11". Seven diagrams detail the planetary system theories of Copernicus, Ptolemy, Tycho Brahe and others. Plus engravings illustrating the inclination of planets, a very interesting scale of the proportional distances between the planets, and the planets drawn to their proportional size. Nicely colored. 3. "Tableau du Systeme Solaire", by Dussieux, ca. 1856, (15.5 x 10.5"). Numerous engravings include a large armillary sphere, diagram of the solar system, a fine 32 point compass rose, and the seasonal positions of the earth in relation to the sun. Plus schematics of the planetary systems of Ptolemy and Tycho Brahe.


Condition: A

All with original margins. #1 is good with light scattered foxing (B), #2 is very good (A), #3 is fine (A+).

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/1/2004