Auction 103, Lot 55

"[Pair] Facies Hemisphaerii Coelestis Inferior Austalis [and] Facies Hemisphaerii Coelestis Superior Borealis", Zahn, Johannes

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1696 (published)

Publication: Specula Physico-Mathematico-Historica Notabilium ac Mirabilium Sciendorum…

Color: Hand Color

16 x 13.8 inches
40.6 x 35.1 cm

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. They are beautifully engraved with the constellations and ribbon-style titles against a densely engraved background.

References: Warner, p. 267.

Condition: B

Attractive later color with some bleed through on verso. Tissue repairs on short fold separations.

Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000

Sold for: $3,000

Closed on 6/11/2003