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Auction 123, Lot 78

"Le Globe Celeste Represente en deux Plans-Hemispheres…", Chiquet, Jacques

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1719 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

8.5 x 6.5 inches
21.6 x 16.5 cm

Charming double hemisphere celestial map based on the observations of Philippe de la Hire, a famous French astronomer who was one of the first to present the full celestial skies in a double hemisphere format. The twin hemispheres include the allegorical representations of the constellations. Above and below are small diagrams of the Sun, Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Mercury and the Moon from the observations of Cassini, Kircher, and Galileo.

References: cf Warner, p. 148.

Condition: A

A dark impression on a sheet with minor marginal soil.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 2/20/2008