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Calendrier Perpetuel with - Perpetual Calendar - Double Wheel Volvelle with 7 Points of Information
Maglia [1810], Lyon, France. Allegorical hand colored engraving titled "et au passage des Celestins" (passengers of Celestins) depicting a gondola with a mermaid figurehead on mast manned by Cupid while Satin sits at the back of the craft. with three women representing nature at center with an elderly nun warming her hands above two flaming hearts at the temple of Hymen. A tower in the background is captioned "love makes time go by" followed by "the time to pass Seasons". There are seven (7) active calendar points including one for the date and day of the week, the month, the Zodiac sign, the length of day, sunset, length of night, sunrise. There is an opening in the back of the frame allowing access to the wheels to make the adjustments. There are two (2) additional cut-outs that seem to serve no purpose. Housed in 9" x 11" wooden frame. Generalized light to moderate wear. Not removed from frame.
Bookseller: Eclectibles, ABAA [Tolland, CT, U.S.A.]
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