"[Lot of 6] The Stars, in six maps, on the Gnomonic Projection", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
Period: 1844 (published)
Color: Hand Color
10.1 x 11 inches
25.7 x 27.9 cm
This set of steel engraved celestial maps was produced for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Mr. W. Newton from the catalogue of the Astronomical Society. The maps use the Gnomonic Projection and include all the stars up to the sixth magnitude, or those that can been seen with the naked eye. The constellations are shown in allegorical form and lightly hand-colored in pastel shades. Includes the title page and explanation sheet.