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Auction 99, Lot 75

"Representation de l'Eclipse Partiale de la Lune, qui arrivera la nuit du 8 au 9 d'Aout, 1748…", Homann Heirs

Subject: Moon

Period: 1750 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22 x 18.5 inches
55.9 x 47 cm
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A very unusual large chart illustrating the great lunar eclipse of 1748. Large central engraving of the moon and sterographic projection of the earth showing the eclipse. Two decorative cartouches with French and German text.


Condition: B

Toning along centerfold and short fold split in bottom margin, not affecting map.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/12/2002