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LAPIE, E. - Systemes Planetaires.

LAPIE, E. - Systemes Planetaires.
Systemes Planetaires. - LAPIE, E.
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Title : Systemes Planetaires..
Map maker : LAPIE, E..
Date : Paris, 1829.
Size : 16.9 x 21.7 inches. / 43.0 x 55.0 cm.
Colouring : In attractive colours.

Description :A pleasing example of E. Lapie's 1829 chart of the planetary solar systems.
This beautifully engraved chart consists of eleven astronomically themed elements including a large central armillary sphere, a map of the Ptolemaic Universe, an illustration of lunar phases, illustrations of Tycho-Brahe's planetary theory, a large wind rose, an eclipse chart, a map of the seasons, an illustration of the Copernican Universe, and an illustration of the actual solar system.
Engraved by Lallemand for Lapie's “Atlas Universel”. This chart, like all plates from the “Atlas Universel” features an embossed stamp from the Lapie firm.

Pierre Lapie (fl. 1779-1850) and his son Alexandre Lapie (1809 - 1850) were French cartographers and engravers active in the early part of the 19th century. The Lapies were commissioned officers in the French army holding the ranks of Colonel and Captain, respectively.
Alexander enjoyed the title of "First Geographer to the King", and this title appears on several of his atlases.

Condition : In very fine condition with centrefold as issued.

ID: 95968

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