"[Celestial Chart - Southern Sky]", Mallet, Alain Manesson
Period: 1684 (circa)
Publication: Description de l'Univers
Color: Hand Color
4.3 x 6 inches
10.9 x 15.2 cm
Gorgeous, miniature celestial chart depicting the southern constellations in allegorical form, including Orion, Centauri, the Southern Cross and many more. The sphere is suspended above an engraved scene of a harbor on a moonlit night.
Attractive, recent color. Marginal tears, one just into neatline, have been repaired on the verso with archival tape.