The Catalan Atlas 19th C. Edition in 6 Maps
Astronomical and Cosmographical Information with Zodiacal Man
Astronomical and Cosmographical  Information with Zodiacal Man
Abraham Cresques (d. 1387) (after)
Astronomical and Cosmographical Information with Zodiacal Man
from The Catalan Atlas
Charles Simonneau, Paris: 1st Half 19th Century
Hand-colored engravings on paper, mounted on linen
Set of six enclosed in paperboard folder and slipcase, as issued
20.5 x x 26 inches each (65 x 51 cm)
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The first section of the atlas consists of cosmographical, astronomical and astrological texts translated into Catalan. They talk about the earth as being round and provides geographical and navigational information. They also described the world, its creation and the four elements of which it is composed. These pages are illustrated with a tide table, a perpetual calendar and a male figure marked with the zodiac signs.

References:

"BN-OPALINE." 12 June 2005. Bibliothèque Nationale de France Cartes et Plans. (19 January 2006).

"Ciel & Terre: L'atlas Catalan." from "The Age of King Charles V." Bibliothèque Nationale de France. http://www.bnf.fr/enluminures/texte/atx2_07.htm (18 January 2006).

Davis, Henry. "Slide #235: The Catalan Atlas." Index of Cartographic Images

Grojean, Georges Ed. Mapamundi, the Catalan atlas of the year 1375. Abaris Books, 1978.

Illustrating Maps of the Late Medieval Period: 1300 - 1500 A.D. 18 February 1998. http://www.henry-davis.com/MAPS/LMwebpages/235mono.html (18 January 2006).