Auction 98, Lot 45

"Planisphere Celeste Septentrional…", La Hire/De Fer

Subject: Celestial

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.

Condition: A

Very wide margins with some discoloration well away from image.

Estimate: $900 - $1,000

Sold for: $750

Closed on 3/6/2002