"Planisphere Celeste Septentrional…", La Hire/De Fer
Period: 1705 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18.3 x 18.3 inches
46.5 x 46.5 cm
Large, handsome chart of the Northern Sky from north ecliptic pole to the ecliptic. The constellations are shown in bold allegorical form. The map is enclosed in a border containing French text and a coat of arms. The map was finely engraved by Herman Van Loon and published by Nicolas de Fer.
References: Warner, p. 145-146.
Very wide margins with some discoloration well away from image.