Auction 129, Lot 56

"La Sphere Artificielle", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1705 (circa)

Publication: L'Atlas Curieux

Color: Hand Color

13 x 9.3 inches
33 x 23.6 cm

Nice engraving of a handsome set of table globes consisting of a celestial globe, armillary sphere and a terrestrial globe. Engraved by H. van Loon.

References: Kanas Fig. 7.13.

Condition: B

Professionally backed with light Japanese tissue. There is a small section of paper restoration in the left margin and into a small part of an unengraved section of the image. The work is very well done, with the leaf casting method, and is not at all distracting.

Estimate: $180 - $230

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/23/2009