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Le Globe De La Terre, Divisee En Six Parties ...

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Le Globe De La Terre, Divisee En Six Parties ... : G. Vanopstal / Le Pautre

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A fascinating and amusing engraving by Parisian Jean le Pautre for Felibien's "Description De La Grotte De Versailles" an account of the gardens at Versailles showing elements of bas-reliefs to be seen there. Surmounted by an allegorical reference to Louis XIIII - the Sun King, the plate has six spheres depicting the four continents and, interestingly the north and south poles - Terre Arctique and Antarctique - as separate entities.
region: World Maps
mapmakers: G. Vanopstal Le Pautre
place and date of publication: Paris 1673
medium and colour: copperplate, uncoloured
ref: 43344

Price: £ 500

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