Auction 123, Lot 81

"[Lot of 4] Premiere Partie de l'Hemisphere Celeste Septentrional [with] Seconde Partie de l'Hemisphere Celeste Septentrional [and] Premiere Partie de l'Hemisphere Celeste Austral [and] Seconde Partie de l'Hemisphere Celeste Austral", Back, Jean C.

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1743 (circa)

Publication: Le Spectacle de la Nature

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11 x 5.5 inches
27.9 x 14 cm

This interesting set of celestial charts presents the northern and southern skies. The constellations are finely engraved with figures, including Orion, Gemini, Perseus, Leo, Arcturus, Hercules, Sagittarius, and the Milky Way. Each hemisphere is split and illustrated on two separate sheets. Four sheets total, each folding as issued, paper size varies slightly.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/20/2008

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