"Des Systemes du Monde", Clouet, Jean Baptiste Louis
Subject: Solar System
Period: 1787 (circa)
Publication: Geographie Moderne
Color: Hand Color
21.8 x 12.5 inches
55.4 x 31.8 cm
This fascinating sheet features diagrams depicting the theories of the solar system based on Ptolemy, Tycho Brahe, Copernicus, and a composite of Ptolemy and Tycho. At the center of the sheet is the elaborate Systeme des Tourbillons. Four additional diagrams detail orbit patterns. The diagrams are flanked at left and right by French text explaining each theory.
References: Rumsey #4757.007.
On paper with a bunch of grapes watermark, some light spots of foxing, and marginal damp stains.