Auction 121, Lot 51

"Tableau Uranographique et Cosmographique", Barbie du Bocage, Jean-Guillaume

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1843 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Illustre

Color: Black & White

Size:
12 x 9 inches
30.5 x 22.9 cm

This attractive chart is plate no. 1 from Barbie du Bocage's well known atlas showing numerous diagrams that explain astronomy, weather, the seasons of the year, etc. Featured at center is a beautifully engraved armillary sphere that is flanked on both sides by diagrams of the Ptolemaic System, and the Planetary System. Four small vignettes along the bottom show examples of natural phenomena such as erupting volcanoes, avalanches, etc. A small map of no place in particular is used as a key to geographic symbols and terms.

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Condition: B+

Crisp engraving on bright paper. Several unobstrusive spots within image and along the edges.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $75

Closed on 9/26/2007

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