Zodiac Symbols Celestial Spheres 1685 hand color maps /star charts x 2 MalletBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
De La Sphere.
(Celestial, Zodiac, Zodiac in French, Animals of the Zodiac, Zodiac Signs, hemispheres at night, sky, stars, constellations).
Issued c.1685, Paris for Mallet.
Lovely pair of late 17th century engraved celestial maps with very attractive hand color. Superior visual examples, charming near miniature size makes for easy framed placement.
Both remain clean, gentle age patina, vibrant hand coloring, any age flaws minor and easy to overlook or forgive.
Sheet Measures c. 8"H x 5 1/4"W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 5 1/2"H x 4"W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol.3.