Auction 177, Lot 28

"[Lot of 2] Figure XXXIV [and] Figure XXXVI", Mallet, Alain Manesson

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1683 (published)

Publication: Description de l'Univers

Color: Black & White

3.9 x 5.8 inches
9.9 x 14.7 cm

This pair of miniature celestial charts shows the southern and northern skies with allegorical representations of the signs of the zodiac. In the background behind the charts are nocturnal seaside scenes. Size varies slightly. French text on verso with an additional page of related text.

References: Kanas #7.3.2; Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET 1 A #34 & #36.

Condition: B+

Light toning.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 4/29/2020