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Auction 118, Lot 82

"[Lot of 2] La Voye Laictee...Pole Arctique [together with] La Voye Laictee... Pole Antarctique", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1684 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'Univers

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4 x 5.8 inches
10.2 x 14.7 cm

Lovely pair of miniature celestial charts showing the Milky Way and allegorical representations of some of the signs of the zodiac, including Scorpio and Sagittarius, as well as some uncommon names like Le Grand Chien (the big dog) and many other dramatic representations. With key to the stars in both French and German, from a German edition.

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Condition: A

One with a hinge remnant on verso, else fine.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $325

Closed on 3/6/2007

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