Original antique print ASTRONOMY, SUN, SOLAR ECLIPSE, TELESCOPE, Mallet, 1683

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller mapsetcetera1 (1,136) 100%, Location: Ilkley, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 232993324596 An original, antique, copper-engraved view of astronomers observing an eclipse of the sun. Two charts explain how a solar eclipse occurs. It was published in Alain Manesson Mallet's 'Description de L'Univers', in Paris in 1683 (1st edition). It is printed on good quality hand-laid paper with the printed area measuring approximately 100mm x 142mm with good sized margins beyond, French text verso as published. Condition report: Very good condition; light age toning; French text verso. Occasional marginal age / handling marks. Rough left edge of the sheet with occasional small nicks where it was originally bound into the source publication. Please study the photographs carefully to fully appreciate the condition. Condition: Very good condition; light age toning; French text verso. Occasional marginal age / handling marks. Rough left edge of the sheet with occasional small nicks where it was originally bound into the source publication. Please study the photographs carefully to fully appreciate the condition., Region: World, Format: Sheet Map, Antique/ Modern: Antique, Map Type: Celestial Map, Printing Technique: Copper Plate, Era: 1600s, Cartographer/Publisher: Mallet, Type: Celestial Chart, Original/Reproduction: Antique Original, Year: 1683, Map View: World, Date Range: 1600-1699

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