1740 CELESTIAL CHART MAP - Pluche - First S’ern Celestial Hemisphere - Hand coloured
'The First Part of the Southern Celestial Hemisphere.', A celestial map of the Northern hemisphere, with the names of the constellations. Engraving on hand laid paper.
Description: From 'Nature delineated ', by Noel Antoine Pluche and published in London by James Hodges, 1740-1749. English edition translated from French.
Artists and Engravers: Made by an anonymous engraver after Pluche, Noel-Antoine.
30.5 x 16 cm
Noel-Antoine Pluche (1688 - 1761), known as the abbe Pluche, was a French priest. He is now known for his Spectacle de la nature, a most popular work of natural history. This plate engraved by J. P. le Bas.
Condition: Good, given age. Original folds, as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.