Auction 116, Lot 72

"[Solar System] Pl. 5.", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: Solar System

Period: 1790 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12 x 10.5 inches
30.5 x 26.7 cm

This interesting chart compares the theories of Ptolemy, Tycho-Brahe, Copernicus and de Chartes. It also includes small engravings of Saturn, Mercury, Sun, Venus, Mars, Moon and Jupiter all surrounded in a cloud background and a rococo-style border.

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Condition: A+

Nice impression and original color.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/20/2006

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