"Nouvelle Carte de la Sphere pour Faire Connoitre les Divers Mouvemens des Planetes et Leurs Diverses Revolutions...", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Subject: Solar System
Period: 1719 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Historique
Color: Hand Color
23.5 x 19.5 inches
59.7 x 49.5 cm
This fascinating sheet includes numerous diagrams depicting the theories of the solar system based on Copernicus, Tycho Brahe and Ptolemy, an armillary sphere surrounded by four small terrestrial hemispheres, the movements of the planets around the sun, and a celestial chart. The diagrams are surrounded by explanatory text in French.
A nice impression on a clean, bright sheet, issued folding with an extraneous crease at bottom center and light soiling along the edges of the sheet.