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    Sale 5429

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    24 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 94

    'L'usage du globe celeste', manuscript on paper [France, late 17th century], a treatise on the celestial globe, in French, 14 pages, small 4to (220 x 153mm), (small, unobtrusive wormhole touching text), bound in modern papered boards.

    Price Realised  

    'L'usage du globe celeste', manuscript on paper [France, late 17th century], a treatise on the celestial globe, in French, 14 pages, small 4to (220 x 153mm), (small, unobtrusive wormhole touching text), bound in modern papered boards.
    A practical manual on the use of the celestial globe. Written in a neat, attractive hand, the text is sub-divided into short sections including instruction 'Pour trouver l'heure du soleil couchant', 'Pour avoir l'elevation du soleil sur l'horison a l'heure Meridienne', 'Pour trouver sur le globe a toutes heures du Jour de combien le soleil sera esleve' , 'Pour avoir la longueur du Jour artificiel', 'Pour scavoir la plus hault elevation d'une estoile sur l'orison', 'Practique pour l'usage du Globe Celeste touchant les estoiles' and 'Pour scavoir combien chaque signe du Globe est composee d'estoiles'.


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