Catalog Archive
Auction 114, Lot 57

"Sphere de Ptolemee [and] Rose de Boussole [and] Sphere Droite [and] Sphere Parallele", Janvier, Jean

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Moderne

Color: Hand Color

17.2 x 13.2 inches
43.7 x 33.5 cm
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A large copper engraved chart that contains three different spheres. One compass rose gives the traditional 32 points while the other gives the much less common 16 point rose with the names used by sailors in the Mediterranean. The spheres feature excellent detail showing the equator, lines of Capricorn and Cancer, the Elliptic orbit and much more that your humble cataloger does not understand.


Condition: B

Nice impression and coloring on a full sheet of thick hand laid paper. A little light soiling or foxing, else very good.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $130

Closed on 3/1/2006