"Systemes Planetaires", Lapie, Alexander Emile & Pierre
Subject: Solar System
Period: 1830 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
11.7 x 8.8 inches
29.7 x 22.4 cm
Terrific copper engraving with a large and detailed armillary sphere at center and with various planetary system theories around. Includes the planetary systems of the Egyptians, Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, and Ptolemy. Also views of the moon and sun that explain the phases of the moon, eclipses of the moon and the sun, and a diagram explaining the seasons. Finely engraved and beautifully colored.
Crisp, dark impression on thick paper. A beautiful example, conserved and with fine, later coloring.