Catalog Archive
Auction 89, Lot 39

"Premiere Carte pour l'Introduction a l'Historie du Monde ou lon Remarque la Sphere le Globe Celeste, et les Differens Sistems du Monde",

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1710 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

17.2 x 13 inches
43.7 x 33 cm
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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, Ticho Brahe and Copernicus. Lovely coloring. Old repair of marginal fold split and tear at bottom, else fine. $450 RESERVE


Condition: A

Estimate: $525 - $650

Sold for: $500

Closed on 12/8/1999