Globo Terrestre Delineato Sulle Ultime Osservazioni Con...
Cassini, Giovanni Maria
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A beautiful, complete set of gores for the construction of Giovanni Maria Cassin i's 1792 terrestrial and celestial globe pair, including the calottes and printed matter for the horizon and meridian rings. The gores are paired in four bordered sheets for each globe, plus two sheets containing each globe's calottes and labels for meridians. The set also includes the labels, printed to two sheets dated 1795, for the armillary sphere intended to accompany the globes. All are superbly engraved and beautifully colored, and are evocative artifacts of the world and its place in the universe as understood at the end of the eighteenth century