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Auction 132, Lot 52

"Nouvelle Carte pour Conduire a l'Astronomie et a la Geographie et pour Faire Conoitre les Differens Sistemes du Monde avec Diverses Observations", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: World and Celestial

Period: 1705 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

24 x 19.5 inches
61 x 49.5 cm
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This great sheet combines a large, double hemisphere world map with a celestial map and several astronomical diagrams into a unique composition. The world map shows California as an island and the huge Terres Australes Inconues incorporating a partially formed Australia. Surrounding the map are illustrations of the sun, moon, planets, an armillary sphere, the double hemisphere celestial chart, and the solar system theories of Ptolemy, Tycho Brahe, Copernicus and Descartes. Tables of extensive French text provide explanations of the diagrams.


Condition: A+

Issued folded, now flattened.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,400


Closed on 6/2/2010