Auction 127, Lot 59

"Le Globe Celeste ou l'On Voit, 1022 Etoiles en 48 Constellations, 12 dans le Zodiaque et 36 hors du Zodiaque, ect.", Anon.

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Metodo per Istudiare la Geografia

Color: Black & White

Size:
6.4 x 5.7 inches
16.3 x 14.5 cm

Beautifully engraved, double hemisphere celestial chart of the northern and southern sky describing 1022 stars, 48 constellations and the signs of the Zodiac, but not the Milky Way. A banner-style cartouche, together with the hemispheres, floats on a dark, fully engraved background. Most likely engraved after Sanson for this publication. At upper right above neatline "Tom. I. Pag. 1."

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Condition: A

Beautiful, dark impression. Near fine example less a flaw in lower left corner tip, well away from map image.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $75

Closed on 2/25/2009

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