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LE ROUGE, G.L. - Le globe celestial en deux plans hemispheres.

LE ROUGE, G.L. - Le globe celestial en deux plans hemispheres.
Le globe celestial en deux plans hemispheres. - LE ROUGE, G.L.
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Title : Le globe celestial en deux plans hemispheres..
Map maker : LE ROUGE, G.L..
Date : Paris, 1748.
Size : 8.1 x 10.6 inches. / 20.5 x 27.0 cm.
Colouring : coloured

Description :Fine detailed mid 18th century engraved celestial diagram. In the lower cusps we observe two polar projections, both of which depict North America in a truncated manner, the Sun in the upper central cusp, and various celestial aspects surrounding the main largest sphere which label numerous constellations, based on the observations of Philippe de la Hire, a famous French astronomer whose work was often published by Nicolas de Fer.
La Hire was one of the first to present the full celestial skies in a double hemisphere format. The twin hemispheres feature the allegorical representations of the constellations. Above and below are numerous small diagrams of the Sun, Saturn, Jupiter, Venus, Mars, Mercury and the Moon from the observations of Cassini, Kircher, and Galileo.
This map contains no attribution; however, representations of La Hire's maps are known to have been published by Le Rouge, Chiquet, and De Guignes.

Condition : Excellent condition. Very clean.

ID: 91295

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