Auction 111, Lot 49

"Premiere Carte pour l'Introduction a l'Histoire du Monde, ou l'on Remarque la Sphere le Globe Celeste, et les Differens Systemes du Monde", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Solar System

Period: 1710 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.2 x 13.2 inches
43.7 x 33.5 cm

Interesting folio sheet with a central engraved panel containing a twin celestial hemisphere map, armillary sphere, small double hemisphere terrestrial map (with the Island of California) and several diagrams of the solar system and planets. Flanked with panels of French text concerning the various solar system theories of Ptolemy, Tycho Brahe and Copernicus.

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Condition: A

Repair of bottom fold separation and tiny tear just entering text at bottom. Very attractive color.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/8/2005

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