Charles-François DELAMARCHE (1740-1817) et Jean-Baptiste FORTIN (1750-1831)

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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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