Auction 114, Lot 54

"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: Celestial

Period: 1710 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.3 x 13.3 inches
43.9 x 33.8 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+

Professionally repaired tear in blank margin

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $300

Closed on 3/1/2006

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