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Auction 144, Lot 21

"Le Globe Celeste ou l'On Voit, 1022 Etoiles en 48 Constellations, 12 dans le Zodiaque et 36 hors du Zodiaque, etc.", Pufendorf, Samuel, Baron von

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1743 (published)

Publication: L'Histoire Generale et Political, de l'Universe

Color: Black & White

6.5 x 6 inches
16.5 x 15.2 cm
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This uncommon twin hemisphere celestial map is beautifully decorated with clouds in the background and a graceful banner-style title cartouche. The night sky in both the northern and southern Hemispheres is depicted with 1022 stars forming 48 constellations in their human, animal, and object forms. This map is most likely engraved after Sanson, as the majority of the maps in Pufendorf's "L'Histoire Generale et Political, de l'Universe" credit Sanson in the title.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.PUF-2b #1.

Condition: A+

A fine impression with a minor archival repair in right blank margin.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 4/3/2013