Auction 111, Lot 51

"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.


Condition: A+

Crisp, dark impression on thick paper. A beautiful example, conserved and with fine, later coloring.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 6/8/2005