Auction 93, Lot 59

"[Lot of 3 engravings]", Desnos, Louis Charles

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12 x 10.7 inches
30.5 x 27.2 cm

Three decorative copper engravings each showing a pair of artificial spheres. Plate 1: Sphère Droite & Sphère Parallele. Plate 2: Sphère de Copernic & Sphère de Ptolomee. Plate 3: Globe Terrestre & Globe Celeste. Each with original hand coloring in the spheres, and surrounded by elaborately engraved ornate (uncolored) borders.

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Condition: B

Damp stain affecting margins and just a bit of the borders. The three sheets.

Estimate: $650 - $750

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/6/2000

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