Auction 170, Lot 61

"Systeme de Copernic. Ou, Abrege de l'Astronomie", Delamarche, Charles Francois

Subject: Solar System

Period: 1783 (dated)

Publication: Atlas d'Etude pour l'Instruction de la Jeunesse

Color: Hand Color

26.8 x 20.3 inches
68.1 x 51.6 cm

Large, handsome chart of Copernicus' theory of the solar system surrounded with panels of French text. The outermost planet is noted as Herschel, the first planet discovered in modern times by William Herschel in 1781. Herschel named it the Georgian Planet in honor of his patron, King George III of England. However, because the other planet names came from classical mythology, the planet was eventually renamed Uranus around 1850.


Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with minor soiling and a few small, archival repairs along the centerfold and edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $90

Closed on 11/14/2018