Auction 122, Lot 74

"[Lot of 3] Mouvemens Apparens du Soleil, Theorie des Saisons. [and] Les Etoiles Fixes Divisee en Constellation Boreales et Australes [and] Les Etoiles Fixes Divisee en Constellation Boreales et Australes", Andriveau-Goujon, J.

Subject: Solar System

Period: 1837-1860 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 18.5 inches
58.4 x 47 cm

An attractive trio of charts depicting the movement of the earth and heavens.

1) Mouvemens Apparens du Soleil, Theorie des Saisons is a lovely and colorful representation of the seasonal movement of the Earth around the sun during the year, with hemispherical insets at the corners to show the movement of the Earth on a daily and yearly basis.
2) Les Etoiles Fixes Divisee en Constellation Boreales et Australes shows the constellations of the Northern and Southern hemispheres, dated 1837. This example is black and white.
3) Les Etoiles Fixes Divisee en Constellation Boreales et Australes is the same as above, but dated 1860 and with the Milky Way colored in blue.

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Condition: B+

The maps have tissue repairs of some minor marginal tears and some slight soiling.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $225

Closed on 12/5/2007

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