Catalog Archive
Auction 166, Lot 44

"[Lot of 2] Fig. 34 [and] Fig. 36", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1684 (circa)

Publication: Beschreibung des Ganzen Welt-Kreisses

Color: Hand Color

4.2 x 5.8 inches
10.7 x 14.7 cm
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This pair of miniature celestial charts shows the southern and northern skies with allegorical representations of the signs of the zodiac. In the background behind the charts are nocturnal seaside scenes. Size varies slightly.

References: Kanas #7.3.2; Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET 1 B.

Condition: A

Light marginal soiling.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $160

Closed on 2/14/2018