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Carte Astronomique De L'Univers

Carte Astronomique De L'Univers : E. Laporte

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A large and decorative, informative chart illustrating and describing the Solar System. The large central image coloured in blue and black, with the sun to centre, shows the relative position of the planets, their orbits and satellites, and is surrounded by further vignette depictions of natural, particularly astronomical, phenomena. French text describes over 60 numbered features relating to the planets, stars and comets including the sixteen bordering illustrations. This fine educational sheet is dissected and mounted on canvas as issued.
mapmaker: E. Laporte
place and date of publication: Paris c. 1875
medium and colour: Woodblock, Original colour
size in mm: 1320 by 870mm (52 by 34.25 inches).
ref: 40744

Price: £ 750

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