Lot 6545
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Spring Auction: Asian, Interiors, Books & Prints 2019
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[CELESTIAL MAP] – “PLANISPHERE CELESTE MERIDIONAL [..]”.

Engraved celestial map by H. van Loon after Ph. de la Hire. Published by L.Ch. Desnos (Paris, ca. 1775) after N. de Fer. Ca. 46,5 x 46,5 cm. Behind passepartout & luxuriously framed (behind glass).

¶ Scarce re-edition of an attractive 18th-cent. celestial map depicting the constellations of the southern hemisphere in the shape of mythological figures & animals (incl. the 12 signs of the Zodiac) designed by the French astronomer Philippe de la Hire (1640-1718) & published by the French geographer Louis Charles Desnos (1725-1805). – Vertical fold in the middle (as publ.). A few foxed spots, but else in good condition (not examined out of frame).

€ 400,00
€ 600,00

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