Tableau de Météorologie Représentant les Divers Phénomènes de l'Atmosphère, Tels que le Tonnere, l'Aurore Boréale, Aréolythes, l'Arc-en-ciel, les Trombes, le Feu St. Elme, les Etoiles filantes et Aréolythes, le Halo, les Parhélies, le Mirage, les Marées, etc., etc.
1844 (undated) 20.5 x 25.5 in (52.07 x 64.77 cm)
This is an 1844 Aristide Michel Perrot chart of weather phenomena. The chart combines illustrations of over two dozen different weather phenomena, including lightning, tornadoes, rainbows, the Northern Lights, and clouds. Different phenomena are identified below the central image, with the name of each phenomenon and a short explanation provided, some of which even refer to a specific part of the central image and provide the corresponding number. Various figures are included along the left and right borders, the first of which, the atmosphere, is provided as a basis for understanding of all the phenomena explained in the chart. A wind compass, snowflakes, and a lightning rod are depicted along the left side, while thermometers and the rainbow effect are explained along the right.
Publication History and CensusThis chart was created by Aristide Michel Perrot and published by the Langlois and Leclercq firm and the Basset firm in 1844. This chart is not catalogued in the OCLC and is extremely rare on the private market.
Aristide Michel Perrot (1793 - 1879) was a French geographer, cartographer, and essayist active during the 19th century. Perrot specialized in miniature maps that appear in numerous French atlases. Perrot was also a prolific writer and his works include geographic lexicons and several essays.
André Basset (or Bassett) (fl. 1768 - 1784) was a well-known French family of publishers and engravers active on the Rue St. Jacques, Paris, during the 18th and 19th centuries. Basset was best known for the production of low cost optical views of European cities and events. However, the firm also produced games, maps, and other prints. The firm was taken over by Paul-André Bassett in 1784. Paul-André Bassett himself retired in 1819, but the business continued under various family members until 1865. The firm operated from the corner of Rue St Jacques and Rue des Mathurins, Paris.
Very good. Even overall toning. Blank on verso.