"[Lot of 2] The Artificial Sphere [and] The Armillary Sphere",
Subject: Armillary Spheres
Period: 1772-1817 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
A. The Artificial Sphere, by Thomas Salmon, from A New Geographical and Historical Grammar..., circa 1772 (3.9 x 7.1"). This is a very decorative example of an elaborate armillary sphere enclosed in a decorative rococo-style frame. A young man sits to the left of the sphere, and a small monument lies to the right of it. Engraved by J. Hullett. Condition: A hint of offsetting from an opposing page of text. (A)
B. The Armillary Sphere, by Thomas Kelly, from Ree's Cyclopedia, dated 1817 (5.6 x 9.0"). A lovely and intricate armillary sphere is the focus of this engraving. A few of the zodiac signs are etched into the ecliptic ring. Engraved by Alexander Finlay. Condition: Light toning, faint scattered foxing, and several small abrasions in the image. (B+)
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