Auction 110, Lot 737

"Atlas, Designed to illustrate the Geography of the Heavens…", Burritt, Elijah H.

Subject: Celestial Atlas

Period: 1835 (published)

Publication: Huntington and Savage

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.5 x 16.5 inches
36.8 x 41.9 cm

Complete celestial atlas with eight hand colored charts of the constellations. Charts include: 1) A Plan of the Solar System Exhibiting its Relative Magnitudes and Distances, 2) The Visible Heavens in January, February, and March, 3) The Visible Heavens in October, November, and December, 4) The Visible Heavens in April, May, and June, 5) The Visible Heavens in July, August, and September, 6) Southern Circumpolar Map for each Month in the Year, 7) Northern Circumpolar Map for each Month in the Year, and 8) A Celestial Planisphere, or Map of the Heavens. Paper covers. An increasingly difficult to find celestial atlas.

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Condition: B

Covers are worn, foxed and stained. Original owners names on front in ink with slight bleed through. Maps with occasional foxing, stains and surface soil. Two with centerfold splits, corners rough. Color somewhat faded.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $375

Closed on 3/2/2005

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