By: Henri Abraham Chatelain
Date: 1720 (Published) Amsterdam
Dimensions: 13.5 x 17.5 inches (34.3 cm x 44.5 cm)
This fascinating, highly detailed hand-colored antique chart is from Chatelain’s Atlas Historique. This folio sheet has a central engraved panel containing a twin celestial hemisphere map, armillary, sphere, a small double hemisphere terrestrial map showing the Island of California, and several diagrams of the solar system and planets. Panels of French text on either side discuss the various solar system hypotheses (pictured) of well-known theorists such as Descartes, Ptolemy, Tycho Brahe and Copernicus.
Condition: This map is in A condition. Minor toning and foxing in the borders. Centerfold separations have been repaired with archival material on the verso.
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