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Auction 150, Lot 57

"Zodiaque", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Armillary Sphere

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication: Description de l'Univers

Color: Hand Color

4 x 5.7 inches
10.2 x 14.5 cm
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This charming miniature engraving features a putto pointing to an armillary sphere on the table before him. He holds in his other hand a chart showing the signs of the zodiac. A double hemisphere map of the world hangs off the table, held in place by a set of books, the armillary sphere, and a compass. The title appears in a banner, as is typical of Manesson-Mallet's work. French text on verso.

References: Pastoureau, MANNESSON-MALLET I A #5.

Condition: A

There a few spots of foxing and a damp stain in the blank margin.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $60

Closed on 9/17/2014