Auction 140, Lot 917

"Le Spectacle de la Nature, ou Entretiens sur les Particularites de L'Histoire Naturelle, Troisieme Partie.",

Subject: Miscellaneous Books

Period: 1739 (published)


Color: Black & White

4 x 6.5 inches
10.2 x 16.5 cm

This book by French author Noel Antoine Pluche, a priest, has 600 pp. of French text dedicated to natural history. This is the 4th volume only (of nine), which is focused on astronomy and geography. Included with the text are a number of engravings showing various scientific tools and processes. There are a total of nine maps within the book including a map of the world, two celestial maps (on four sheets) by Jean Back, and four maps of covering portions of Europe, Asia and Africa. Full calf with raised spine and gilt title.


Condition: A

Pages and maps are mostly clean and tight. There is some minor wear on the covers and the edges are bumped, but overall in very good condition for its age.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $240

Closed on 5/23/2012