Catalog Archive
Auction 176, Lot 24

"Le Globe Celeste Represente en Deux Plans-Hemispheres par Monsr. de la Hire Professeur Royal et de l'Academie des Sciences", Chiquet, Jacques

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1719 (dated)

Publication: Le Nouveau et Curieux Atlas Geographique et Historique

Color: Hand Color

8.5 x 6.6 inches
21.6 x 16.8 cm
Download High Resolution Image
(or just click on image to launch the Zoom viewer)

Charming double hemisphere celestial map based on the observations of Philippe de la Hire, a famous French astronomer who was one of the first to present the full celestial skies in a double hemisphere format. The twin hemispheres include the allegorical representations of the constellations. Above and below are small diagrams of the Sun, Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Mercury and the Moon from the observations of Cassini, Kircher, and Galileo.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #43-1; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.MEN-1b; cf. Warner, p. 148.

Condition: A

A nice impression on a watermarked sheet with faint soiling through the center of the engraving and marginal soiling and creasing.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/12/2020