|Method||Copper engraved with hand colour|
|Published||A Paris, chez Prosper Marchand, Librarie rue S. Jaque, au Phenix, 1707. Avec Aprobation et Privilege du Roy.|
|Dimensions||130 x 92 mm|
A miniature map of the Tychonic system, from the Abbe de Vallemont's 'La Sphere du Monde, Selon l'Hypothese de Copernic, Presentee au Roy, Decrite, demontree, & comparee avec les Spheres & les Systemes de Ptolomee, & de Tyco-Brahe.' The Tychonic model of the universe features the Earth at centre, with the orbits of the Sun and Moon shown. The other planetary bodies are shown in orbit around the sun, and at the extreme limit of the spheres is the firmament. The title of the map is included below, in an oval baroque cartouche featuring floral ornaments.
Pierre le Lorrain de Vallemont (1649-1721) was a French physicist, naturalist, theologian, antiquarian, and astronomer.
Prosper Marchand (1678-1756) was a French bookseller, publisher, and bibliographer, active in Paris, Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, and London.
Condition: Trimmed within plate mark along right margin, without loss to map. Blank on verso.