"Premiere Carte pour l'Introduction a l'Histoire du Monde, ou l'on Remarque la Sphere, le Globe Celeste, et les Differens Sistemes du Monde", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Period: 1710 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Historique...
Color: Hand Color
17.3 x 13.1 inches
43.9 x 33.3 cm
Interesting folio sheet with a central engraved panel containing a twin celestial hemisphere map, armillary sphere, small double hemisphere terrestrial map (with the Island of California) and several diagrams of the solar system and planets. Flanked with panels of French text concerning the various solar system theories of Ptolemy, Tycho Brahe and Copernicus.
A nice impression on a sheet with an "ICH" watermark, a hint of toning, and a professionally repaired tear in blank margin.