Auction 102, Lot 62

"Lot of 4 Celestial Charts]", Various

Subject: Solar System

Period: 1827-77 (circa)

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Size:
16 x 13 inches
40.6 x 33 cm

Wonderful lot of four maps, as follows; Die sichtbare Seite der Mond-Oberflache..., this map was made for Steiler's Hand-Atlas in 1877. It is a meticulously detailed map of the Moon, including names and elevations for all the major craters and landmarks. Planeten-System der Sonne is from the same atlas , with minute notations of our solar system, its planets and astrological signs. The final two charts are earlier, as follows: Tableau Analytique des Differens Systems du Monde, copper engraved for Delamarche in 1827. This shows several small depictions of a celestial globe, Copernican globe and a terrestrial globe as well as depictions of the surface of the Moon, the Sun, and various diagrams of planetary movement. Tableau de System Solaire is a copper engraving created by Monin in 1839. This chart shows the movement of the planets, and even includes a comet's trajectory within its solar system.

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Two Stieler maps and Monin are very good. Delamarche overall good with some foxing.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $325

Closed on 3/5/2003

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