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[Chinese astronomy instruments] Sphere Armillaire Zodiacle. 1. Machine.
[Chinese astronomy instruments] Sphere Armillaire Zodiacle. 1. Machine. [&] Sphere Equinoxiale. 2. Machine. [&] Horizon Azimuthal. 3e Machine. [&] Quart de cercle de 6. pieds de rayon. 4e Machine. [&] Sextant de 8. pieds de rayon. 5.e Machine.
[Plate 2 only] F. Ertlinger sc.
[n.d., c.1697.]
Five engraved plates. Each c. 145 x 80mm (5¾ x 3¼"). Trimmed. Laid on card in hinges on right.
Five plates from 'Nouveaux memoires sur l'etat present de la Chine' by Jesuit missionary Louis le Comte, showing some of the instruments in the Peking Observatory., including a large quadrant, sextant and armillary sphere.
[Ref: 56801]   £320.00  
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