Auction 169, Lot 61

"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

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/12/2018

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