Copper engraving, 16.5 x 22 cm, black and white, blank verso. Terrestrial and celestial globes flanked by diagrams illustrating how the globes can be tilted on their axes to show different zones. Published in Chiquet’s ‘Le nouveau et curieux atlas géographique et historique …’. Chiquet (1673-1721) was a relatively successful Parisian engraver, print and mapseller. He published Antoine Menard’s ‘Le nouveau et curieux atlas’ in 1711, and reprinted it with Menard’s name burnished from the plate and, mostly, replaced with his own and a new date, 1719.
Chiquet’s Terrestrial & Celestial Globes
Globe Terrestre. Globe Celeste.