Auction 110, Lot 58

"A Celestial Planisphere, or Map of the Heavens", Huntington, F. J.

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1835 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Designed to Illustrate the Geography of the Heavens

Color: Hand Color

20 x 13.8 inches
50.8 x 35.1 cm

Well engraved star chart showing the Ecliptic Line crossing the sky from east to west, the Milky Way, and dozens of constellations filling the sky. Along the bottom is a scale showing the sun's place in the ecliptic for every day of the year and shows the stars of the Zodiac with their astronomical symbols. Engraved by W. G. Evans under the direction of E. H. Burritt.


Condition: C

Good impression on thick paper with full margins. Scattered light foxing and two small puncture holes, split on centerfold, all closed on the verso with tape.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $40

Closed on 3/2/2005