Auction 134, Lot 62

"Planisphere Celeste Par le Sr. Hardy", Desnos, Louis Charles

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1765 (circa)

Publication: Nouvel Atlas Elementaire

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.5 x 21.5 inches
54.6 x 54.6 cm

Uncommon celestial map with the constellations in allegorical form. Louis Charles Desnos entered the map and globe business in the 1750s, when he married the widow of French globe maker Nicolas Hardy. Desnos was one of four French globe makers at the time, and became one of the most successful map and atlas publishers of the Enlightenment Period.

References: Not listed in Kanas or Warner.

Condition: B+

Trimmed into the neatlines at top and bottom, as issued. There are some edge tears that don't affect the chart.

Estimate: $750 - $850

Sold for: $500

Closed on 12/1/2010

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