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VALLEMONT. La Sphère du monde, selon l'hypothèse de Copernic, décrite, démontrée, & comparée avec les sphères & les systèmes de Ptolomée, & de Tyco-Brahé. 

Paris, Prosper Marchand, 1707.

12mo (160x96 mm), (24)-377-(5) pages and 5 plates (3 folding).  binding : Contemporary full sheep, spine gilt in five compartments. Binding rubbed, caps chipped, wormhole on covers. Fresh copy. 

First edition of this work in which Vallemont provides a detailed description of the armillary sphere constructed by Jean Pigeon d’Osangi for Louis XIV, the first to be based on Copernicus heliocentric system.

Price : 1500 €

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