Lot n° 41
30000 - 40000
Charles-François DELAMARCHE (1740-1817) et Jean-Baptiste FORTIN (1750-1831)
Set of 4 spheres
Mounted on a blackened fruitwood stand. Quarter meridians bearing the latitudes of major world cities. Equatorial tables engraved with the zodiac calendar.
The globe has 2 cartouches:
- A Paris chez DELAMARCHE geographer. Rue du foin St Jacques.
In the college of Master GERVAIS. 1801
- Globe drawn up according to the discoveries of captain COOK and increased by those of captain LAPEROUSE. C.F DELAMARCHE geographer successor of VAUGONDY. 1801
The celestial globe bears a cartouche :
- Positions of the fixed stars for the year 1780 by Sr FORTIN, geographer engineer in Paris.
The armillary sphere of Ptolemaic type is signed on the globe: " A Paris chez le Sr FORTIN, rue de la harpe. 1773 "
The planetary of Copernican type, not signed, is obviously attributable to DELAMARCHE.
Average height : 50 cm
Diameter of the spheres : 24 cm
Very nice set showing the cooperation between these two manufacturers of globes and spheres, at the end of the 18th century (cleaning and restorations of use)
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