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Charles-Francois Delamarche (1740-1817), the founder of the family firm was one of the most important French geographers and mapmakers of the second half of the eighteenth century. Successor to Nicolas Sanson (1600 – 1667), Robert de Vaugondy (1686 – 1766), and Rigobert Bonne (1727 – 1794), whose atlases he reprinted. Also taught geography. In addition to maps and globes, his works include a treatise on the use of the sphere and celestial and terrestrial globes. In the treatise, he illustrates both the Ptolemaic and Copernican systems, as well as listing all the ancient and modern constellations. His son Félix Delamarche (18th century – 1st half 19th century) continued his work.Félix Delamarche became the owner of his father's map publishing company, Maison Delamarche. He ran the company alongside cartographer Charles Dien. The firm would eventually be passed down to Alexandre Delamarche. Delamarche created Atlas de la géographie ancienne et moderne in 1820. The atlas was reprinted during the 19th century. It was utilized by the Ecole Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr. His work is held in the collection of the Library of Congress."Tableau Analitique des differentes positions de la Sphere, des differens systemes, des revolutions, et des distances des Planetes . 1883" Finely engraved set of celestial and solar system models, published by Delamarche .It still present the Copernican and Ptolemaic model ,The Copernican Revolution was the paradigm shift from the Ptolemaic model of the heavens, which described the cosmos as having Earth stationary at the center of the universe, to the heliocentric model with the Sun at the center of the Solar System.

19 x 13 inches , Félix Delamarche, mechanical engineer for globes and spheres, Paris, 1838 , inset on double page engraved on copper, most of the geographical with outlines and watercolor limits , suitable for framing . I guaranty my Antiques to be original

Antique French Engraving Felix Delamarche set of celestial and solar system 1838

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