Auction 99, Lot 64

"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: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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 (with 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.

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Condition: A+

One small spot in lower left, still fine.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $475

Closed on 6/12/2002

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