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Auction 104, Lot 75

"Stereographischer Entwure des Gestirnten Himmels", Bode, Johann Elert

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1787 (dated)

Publication: Allgemeirner Grosse Schramlischer Atlass

Color: Hand Color

23.7 x 23.7 inches
60.2 x 60.2 cm
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Very large, graphic celestial chart depicting the North equatorial pole to 38° S. This is a reissue of Johann Elert Bode's map dated 1787, published by Schraembl in 1800. J.E. Bode was a self taught astronomer and served as director of the astronomical observatory of the Berlin Academy of Science for nearly 40 years.

References: Warner, p. 37.

Condition: A

Sparse color. Minor flaws in the very large blank margins. Couple of old ink library stamps on verso.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000


Closed on 9/10/2003