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Auction 133, Lot 51

"Posizione Diversa Degli Abitanti della Terra", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: Solar System

Period: 1779 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

16.4 x 12.8 inches
41.7 x 32.5 cm
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This informative plan includes five spheres plus eight drawings of the known planets, the sun and the moon. The diameter is optimistically given for each planet. The large central sphere describes the spatial relationship of the "Residence of the Land" on different parts of the Earth. Saturn is shown with five satellites and Jupiter with four. This plate is "Tavola III." found in upper right.


Condition: B+

Very good impression and color on thick paper. Paper has two watermarks: the first is composed of "VC" under a crown; the second contains three crescent moons of decreasing size. Light toning to centerfold, otherwise a fine flawless example.

Estimate: $275 - $325


Closed on 9/1/2010