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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
51 Tableau Uranographique et Cosmographique Cartographic Miscellany
Jean-Guillaume Barbie du Bocage
1843
B+
  $75.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 12 x 9 inches)

This attractive chart is the first plate from Barbie du Bocage's well known atlas showing numerous diagrams that explain astronomy, weather, the seasons of the year, etc. Featured at center is a beautifully engraved armillary sphere that is flanked on both sides by diagrams of the Ptolemaic System, and the Planetary System. Four small vignettes along the bottom show examples of natural phenomena...
52 [Lot of 2] A Comparative View of the Principal Waterfalls, Islands, Lakes, Rivers and Mountains, in the Western Hemisphere [together with] A Comparative View of the Principal Waterfalls, Islands, Lakes, Rivers and Mountains, in the Eastern Hemisphere Cartographic Miscellany
John Tallis
1850
A
  $375.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 9.3 x 14 inches)

A charming pair of engraved thematic maps show the lakes, waterfalls, islands, rivers and mountains in separate panels. Both of the panels have the same scale, making a visual comparison of the hemispheres quite simple.
53 [Lot of 8 - World & Celestial Thematic Maps] Thematic Maps
Francis Marie Joseph Garnier
1860
B+
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 28.8 x 19 inches)

An engrossing group of maps from this scarce atlas that is exceptional for its thematic maps and "spheroidal" maps of the world, which have a three-dimensional effect. The popularity of thematic maps reached its zenith in the mid-nineteenth century when advances in printing techniques made possible the production of maps that could clearly display the spatial aspects of physical and cultural phen...
54 Typus Corporis Lunaris Panselini, Una cum Maculis, Faculis, Montibus' Celestial - Moon
A. Kircher
1682
A
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 13 x 14.2 inches)

This marvelous engraving is an early view of the moon graphically depicting its craters based on the observations of Kircher and Christoph Scheiner in 1636 and 1650. Putti in a cloud background hold aloft the banner-style title cartouche. Kircher's masterpiece, titled Mundus subterraneus (The Underground World), was the first serious effort to describe the physical makeup of the earth, p...
55 [Lot of 2] Facies Hemisphaerii Coelestis Inferior Austalis [with] Facies Hemisphaerii Coelestis Superior Borealis Celestial
Johannes Zahn
1696
A
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 16.3 x 14 inches)

Very scarce pair of celestial maps on two separate sheets. The pair features the northern and southern skies and is derived from the planispheres in Hevelius, Firmamentum Sobiescianum. The constellations include the Southern Cross, Leo, Ursa Major, Camelopardus, Musca, Orion and many more. They are beautifully engraved with the ribbon-style titles against a densely engraved background, ...
56 Planisphaerium Coeleste Celestial
Pieter Schenk
1756
A
  $1,800.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 22 x 19 inches)

Magnificent double hemisphere celestial chart showing the northern and southern sky with constellations in allegorical form derived from Hevelius. A diagram in the upper left corner represents day and night on the earth with quotations from Genesis. The diagram at upper right shows the monthly orbit and illumination of the moon. The five diagrams along the bottom represent the monthly orbit and...
57 Februarius - Vorstellung einer Gegend des gestirnten Himmels von Nordost nach Sudost Celestial
Johann Elert Bode
1801
A+
  $80.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 8 x 6.2 inches)

Delicately engraved chart of some of the constellations in the southern sky of February, including Leo, Cancer, and part of the Big Bear. Johann Elert Bode, a self-taught astronomer, served as director of the astronomical observatory of the Berlin Academy of Science for nearly 40 years. He edited the Astonomisches Jahrbuch every year from 1774 to 1826, and published several popular astrono...
58 [Lot of 2 - Untitled Celestials) Plate XXX [and] XXXI Celestial
Johann Elert Bode
1805
A
  $120.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 9.5 x 7.5 inches)

Pair of uncommon star charts showing distant stars and a couple of small constellations. Johann Elert Bode, a self-taught astronomer, served as director of the astronomical observatory of the Berlin Academy of Science for nearly 40 years. He edited the Astonomisches Jahrbuch every year from 1774 to 1826, and published several popular astronomy texts and atlases. This chart is from his re...
59 [Untitled Plate IV] Celestial
Johann Elert Bode
1805
A+
  $140.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 9 x 7 inches)

This interesting celestial shows the now obsolete constellation, the Telescopium Herschelli, or Herschel's Teleskop, named after the famous English astronomer Sir William Herschel. This constellation was created from part of Gemini. Johann Elert Bode, a self-taught astronomer, served as director of the astronomical observatory of the Berlin Academy of Science for nearly 40 years. ...
60 [Lot of 2] The New Twelve Inch British Terrestrial Globe '[and] The New Twelve Inch British Celestial Globe' Globes
William and T. M. Bardin
1800-1807
B
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 12 x 12 inches)

Extremely rare matched set of 12" terrestrial and celestial library globes. Each globe is about 19" in height, set in mahogany bases, with brass meridians and engraved horizon rings. These globes were made by William Bardin and his son, Thomas Mariott Bardin, and sold by W. & S. Jones, sellers of scientific instruments in London. Both globes have small labels of Jones affixed over the ma...
61 Globe Terrestre Globes
J. Forest
1900-1910
B+
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 10 x 18.5 inches)

This is a nice example of an early 20th century French terrestrial desk globe that rotates on an offset metal central axis and terminates on a brass turning knob mounted on an ornamental brass finial. The finial is attached to a 6.5" turned and ebonized wooden pillar that is attached to a 6"diameter ebonized wooden base. Twelve colorful lithograph paper gores show all place names in French. Thi...

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