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Astronomy, Diagram, Revolution Annuelle De La Terre, Seasons, Andriveau, Antique Print, 1854


Revolution Annuelle De La Terre
from Atlas de Choix ou Recueil des Meilleures Cartes de Geographie Ancienne et Moderne
J. Andriveau-Goujon, Paris: 1854
Hand-colored engraving
21 x 27.5 inches, overall

Colorful astronomical chart showing the annual succession of seasons, from L’Hiver (winter) to Le Printemps (spring). A series of shaded representations of the earth, tilted on its axis, revolve within full meridian around a central radiant orange sun. The chart is from an elephant folio atlas of 60 double and single-page maps and charts including the world, Europe, etc.

Condition: Generally very good, the colors bright, with the usual overall minor toning and wear.


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19th Century