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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
51 Statua Regum Europaeorum P.C.N. Nomina Continens Cartographic Miscellany
Matthias Seutter
1730
B+
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 19.5 x 22.5 inches)

This fascinating engraving provides historical information in tabular form. This, the second plate in the series of four, shows a warrior king with flowing robes and his regal and martial trophies. His breastplate, shirt and legs are covered with text listing European kings from the 1st to the 17th century. To the left are twelve large armorials or coats-of-arms with Germany at top.
52 [Lot of 5] Miscellany
John Thomson
1817
C+
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 23.8 x 19.5 inches)

This is a nice lot of maps one of the most accurate and best produced British atlases of the nineteenth century. Thomson issued his atlas in competition with Pinkerton's Modern Atlas, using the best engravers in Edinburgh, including Kirkwood, Menzies, and Moffat, as well as the London engravers Hewitt and Neele. He added about twenty maps not found in Pinkerton, including several maps not found ...
53 [Lot of 2] La Voye Laictee...Pole Arctique [together with] La Voye Laictee... Pole Antarctique Celestial
Allain Mallet
1684
A
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 4 x 5.8 inches)

Uncommon and rarely seen pair of miniature celestial charts depicting the "Pole Arctique" and the "Pole Antarctique." The Milky Way is clearly shown. The signs of the zodiac are displayed in their allegorical forms, including Scorpio and Sagittarius, and many other dramatic representations of constellations, like Le Grand Chien (the big dog), crowd the skies. Legend at bottom identifies the st...
54 Comet Melcher Anno 1680 und 1681 beobachtet worden Celestial
Johannes Zahn
1696
A+
  $160.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 12.3 x 7.5 inches)

This unusual copper engraved chart depicts the Great Comet of 1680 showing its movements though the heavens. Its relative location for approximately 50 days as it moved through the constellations and planets of the Northern Hemisphere is detailed. The extent and direction of the tail are shown for about 20 of those days. It also shows the Tropic of Cancer, the Equator and the planetary e...
55 Globe Coeleste Coeli Enarrant Gloriam Del Celestial
Anonymous
1700
A
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 12.5 x 7 inches)

This delightful small double hemisphere celestial map is presented on a polar projection. The map depicts the north and south ecliptic poles, joined through winter solstice. It is based on the Hondius model, showing only the brightest stars. The hemispheres are surrounded by cherubs and clouds.
56 Systema Mundi Tychonicum' Celestial - Solar System
Doppelmayr/Homann
1714
A+
  $600.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 22.7 x 19 inches)

This superb celestial chart depicts the Tycho Brahe model of the Solar System surrounded with the signs of the Zodiac. Across the chart, Apollo with his entourage drives his sun chariot through the sky. Portraits of Tycho Brahe and Riccioli are in the upper portion of the chart with diagrams of their planetary systems delineated in each corner. The map is further embellished with banks of clou...
57 Systema Solare et Planetarium ex hypothesi Copernicana secundum elegantissimas Illustrissimi quondam Hugenii deductiones novissime collectum & exhibitum Celestial - Solar System
Doppelmayr/Homann
1714
A+
  $1,200.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 22.5 x 19.1 inches)

Superb celestial chart showing the motion of the planets according to the Copernican model with its dimensions according to the Cosmotheoros of Christiaan Huygens. Allegorical zodiac figures encircle the diagram, which is then surrounded by richly engraved scenes of the sun, stars, planets, putti, and astronomical instruments. At bottom left is a solar eclipse projected onto a terrestrial map o...
58 Planisphaerium Caeleste Secundum Restitutionem Hevelianam et Hallejanam Celestial
Eimmart/Homann
1720
A
  $1,500.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 22.5 x 19 inches)

A fine twin hemisphere celestial map similar in style to the Hevelius map. Six circular diagrams surround the planispheres: Tychonic model of the planetary system, Ptolemaic planetary system, relation between the moon and the tides, annual illumination of the earth by the sun, Copernican planetary system, and monthly illumination of the moon. The spheres appear within an engraved background of c...
59 Le Globe Celeste ou l' on Voit, 1022 Etoiles en 48 Constellations, 12 dans le Zodiaque et 36 hors du Zodiaque, ect. Celestial
Anonymous
1720
A
  $75.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 6.4 x 5.7 inches)

Beautifully engraved, double hemisphere celestial chart of the northern and southern sky describing 1022 stars, 48 constellations and the signs of the Zodiac, but not the Milky Way. A banner-style cartouche, together with the hemispheres, floats on a dark, fully engraved background. Most likely engraved after Sanson for this publication. At upper right above neatline "Tom. I. Pag. 1."
60 Tabula Selenographica in qua Lunarium Macularum exacta Descriptio secundum Nomenclaturam Praestantissimorum Astronomorum tam Hevelii quam Riccioli Moon
Doppelmayr/Homann
1740
A+
  $1,200.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 22.8 x 19 inches)

This is a magnificent double hemisphere map of the surface of the moon. Both spheres depict the same side of the moon and are filled with topography, using place names following the nomenclature of Riccioli (on the right) and Hevelius (on the left). Riccioli named the features of the moon for famous people and scientists, while Hevelius named them after geographical features on the earth. Betwe...
61 [Lot of 4] Premiere partie de l'Hemisphere Celeste Septentrional [with] Seconde Partie de l'Hemisphere Celeste Septentrional [and] Premiere Partie de l'Hemisphere Celeste Austral [and] Seconde Partie de l'Hemisphere Celeste Austral Celestial
Jean C. Back
1743
A
  $350.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 11.2 x 5.6 inches)

This interesting set of celestial charts presents the northern and southern skies. The constellations are finely engraved with figures, including Orion, Gemini, Perseus, Leo, Arcturus, Hercules, Sagittarius, and the Milky Way. Each hemisphere is split and illustrated on two separate sheets. Four sheets total, paper size varies slightly.
62 Le Globe Celeste en Deux Plans Hemispheres Celestial - Solar System
Le Rouge
1748
B+
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 10.5 x 8 inches)

Charming twin hemisphere celestial map based on the observations of Philippe de la Hire, a famous French astronomer whose work was often published by Nicolas de Fer. La Hire was one of the first to present the full celestial skies in a double hemisphere format and feature the allegorical representations of the constellations. Above and below are numerous small diagrams of the Sun, Saturn, Jupite...
63 Sterre Kaert of Hemels Pleyn, waer door met kan wete hoe laet dat het is over de gehele aertkloot op alle meridiane en polus hoogte, en op wat lengte en brete, de voorsz sterre staen, bezuyde en benoorde de Liniae Aequinoctiael Celestial
Jan Barend Elwe
1792
A
passed

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 22.3 x 18.5 inches)

This large map is one of the most unusual Dutch celestial charts. It shows the constellations of both the northern and southern hemispheres on a single rectangular projection. The constellations are depicted as though looking down on the earth from beyond the stars, so many of the figures are drawn with their backs turned. A chart of measurements organized by the zodiac is below the chart. Ch...
64 [Lot of 6 - Celestial] Celestial - Solar System
Geographisches Institut
1819-73
  $200.00
Closed
   

Archived Auction. Click on the Title for details on this lot.    (Size: 0 x 0 inches)

1) Tableau Uranographique et Cosmographique, Vuillemin, 1840, (12.3 x 9") B&W. Very decorative sheet that features an armillary sphere plus diagrams of solar and lunar eclipses, different planetary systems, and more. Below in decorative architectural frames are four vignettes and a map to illustrate terms and symbols used in map making. Surrounded by a decorative border with corner elem...

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