Auction 128, Lot 81

"Figure XXXVI", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'Univers

Color: Hand Color

Size:
4 x 5.8 inches
10.2 x 14.7 cm

An interesting miniature celestial chart depicting the southern constellations in allegorical form. The sphere is suspended above an engraved scene of a harbor on a moonlit night. French text on verso.

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Condition: A

Dark impression with some surface soil in margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 5/20/2009

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