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Auction 118, Lot 81

"[Celestial Chart - Southern Sky]", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Celestial

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.


Condition: B

Attractive, recent color. Marginal tears, one just into neatline, have been repaired on the verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/6/2007