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Auction 98, Lot 44

"Planispheres Celeste, Par Mr. De la Hire…", La Hire/De Fer

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1702 (dated)

Publication: L' Atlas Curieux

Color: Hand Color

13.1 x 9 inches
33.3 x 22.9 cm
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Decorative twin hemisphere star chart with allegorical representations of the constellations. The constellation figures are derived from the prototypes in Bayer's Uranometria. Surrounding the charts are diagrams of the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn, each with their namesake in Greek mythology. Finely engraved by Herman van Loon.

References: Warner, p. 145.

Condition: A+

Fine later color and crisp impression.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $500

Closed on 3/6/2002