Auction 174, Lot 49

"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.

Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $70

Closed on 9/11/2019