Auction 126, Lot 795

"[Lot of 2 - Astronomy]", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Astronomy

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'Universe

Color: Hand Color

4 x 5.6 inches
10.2 x 14.2 cm

Two great little engravings from Mallet's Description of the Universe. Fig. 39 depicts a telescope being used to view the Milky Way and Fig. 50 shows a huge Mercury in the sky above the Tower of Babel with astronomers in the foreground.


Condition: A

Estimate: $75 - $100

Sold for: $55

Closed on 12/3/2008