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CHATELAIN, H., - Nouvelle Carte de la Sphere pour Faire Connoitre les Divers…

CHATELAIN, H., - Nouvelle Carte de la Sphere pour Faire Connoitre les Divers…
Nouvelle Carte de la Sphere pour Faire Connoitre les Divers… - CHATELAIN, H.,
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Title : Nouvelle Carte de la Sphere pour Faire Connoitre les Divers….
Map maker : CHATELAIN, H.,.
Date : Paris, 1710.
Size : 20.9 x 24.0 inches. / 53.0 x 61.0 cm.
Colouring : Attractive Colours

Description :A scarce and fascinating engraving showing two great depictions of the Copernican solar system on either side of an armillary sphere with four small maps (Western and Eastern Hemispheres) ), with CALIFORNIA DEPICTED AS AN ISLAND.

Down the centre of the sheet are three additional engravings featuring the solar system theories of Ptolemy and Tycho Brahe, and a celestial map with the Zodiac. The French text discusses the various theories of astronomy.

Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684-1743) was a skilled artist and combined a wealth of historical and geographical information with delicate engraving in an uncomplicated composition. Groundbreaking in its time, this work included studies of geography, history, ethnology, heraldry, and cosmography.
His maps, with their elegant engraving, are a superb example from the 'golden age' of French mapmaking.
Condition : In very fine condition on hand-made, chain linked, water-marked paper.


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