Auction 93, Lot 66

"Premiere Carte pour l'Introduction a l'Histoire du Monde, ou l'on Remarque la Sphere le Globe Celeste, et les Differens Systemes du Monde", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1735 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

17.2 x 13 inches
43.7 x 33 cm

Interesting folio sheet with a central engraved panel containing a twin celestial hemisphere map, armillary sphere, small double hemisphere terrestrial map showing 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.


Condition: A

Lovely pastel coloring. Slight toning on fold with repair of tear in bottom margin.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/6/2000