ARMILLARY SPHERES: Sphere de Copernic. Sphere se Ptolemée.
Author: Louis BRION DE LA TOUR (ca 1743 - 1803).
Place and Year: Paris, Louis-Charles Desnos 1790.
Technique: Originally coloured copper engraving (Very Good, printed on blue paper, text of letterpress pasted down on both sides of engraved composition, slightly stained in margins) sheet: 51 x 33 cm, image: 26 x 23 cm.
Decorative contemporary coloured map printed on blue paper shows solar systems after Copernicus and Prolemy, with French text mounted on the left and right-hand side.
The map was issued in Atlas General et Elementaire pour l´Etude de la Geographie et de l´Histoire Moderne by Louis-Charles Desnos.
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