"Planispheres Celestes", Lapie, Alexander Emile & Pierre
Period: 1836 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Universel
Color: Hand Color
22 x 15 inches
55.9 x 38.1 cm
Striking double hemisphere celestial chart in the form of two spheres showing the position and courses of the planets in the northern and southern hemispheres. Includes the Ecliptic, the great circle of the celestial sphere that is the apparent path of the sun among the stars. A legend at bottom identifies the sizes of the stars. Lapie's embossed stamp for the Atlas Universel is just below the Hemisphere Boreal.
Wide, original margins with a faint damp stain that just enters chart at right.