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Auction 110, Lot 57

"[Lot of 2] Planisferio Celeste Meridionale Tagliato Sull'Equatore [and] Planisferio Celeste Settentrionale Tagliato Sull'Equatore", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1777 (dated)

Publication: Atlante Novissimo

Color: Hand Color

15.7 x 12.2 inches
39.9 x 31 cm
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A beautiful matched pair of celestial charts covering the entire night sky based on Hevelius. The former locates the non-Ptolemaic constellations of Colomba, the 12 of Keyser & Houtman, Quercia di Carlo, and Scuto Sobieski. Surrounded by engravings of four important observatories at Copenhagen, Greenwich, Cassel, and Paris, each with astronomers on the roof viewing through telescopes. The latter locates the non-Ptolemaic constellations of Antinous, Chioma di Berenice, Giraffa, Alicorno, Musca and the 8 northern Hevelius ones. Surrounded by engravings of four important Italian observatories at Pisa, Padua, Milano, and Bologna. Both maps have a legend that gives the brightness of stars from magnitude 1 to 6. Both drawn by G. Zuliani and engraved by G. Pitteri. A lovely set of maps not often offered together.

References: Warner p. 267.

Condition: A

Lovely impression and coloring on fine hand laid paper with multiple watermarks and full original margins. One small insignificant spot on first one.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $600

Closed on 3/2/2005