"De la Sphere", Clouet, Jean Baptiste Louis
Subject: Cartographic Miscellany, Armillary Sphere
Period: 1787 (circa)
Publication: Geographie Moderne
Color: Hand Color
21.8 x 12.6 inches
55.4 x 32 cm
This handsome copper engraving shows an armillary sphere surrounded by diagrams of its various parts. French text panels flank the diagrams at left and right.
References: Rumsey #4757.001.
On a sheet with a bunch of grapes watermark, light scattered foxing that is largely confined to the margins, and minor offsetting. There is a short edge tear at left that just touches the neatline and a damp stain at bottom center, well away from the image.