"Planispheres Celestes", Lapie/Tardieu
Period: 1841 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Universel
Color: Black & White
22 x 13.5 inches
55.9 x 34.3 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. Engraved by Pierre Tardieu and printed by Louis Letronne.
Wide margins with light soiling, a few tiny worm holes, and a centerfold separation at bottom that has been closed on verso with archival tape. There is a damp stain at top of sheet, far from image.