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Auction 113, Lot 71

"[Lot of 3 - Astronomy]",

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1800-02 (circa)


Color: Black & White

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1) Astronomy - Southern Hemisphere (7.3 x 8.6") drawn by L. Hebert and engraved by Tanner, c. 1800 shows the southern sky's allegorical constellations, with stars visible to the 6th magnitude. 2) Astronomy - Projection on the Plane of the Ecliptic of the Parabolic Orbits of 72 Comets whose Courses have been calculated (15 x 15.5") by Bode, Royal Academy of Prussia, c. 1802. 3) Tableau du Ciel Astrologique des Anciens (13 x 7") by Pierre Tardieu, c. 1800 is a double hemisphere depiction of the constellations known to the ancients, with those in the southern sky noticeably fewer than those in the northern sky.


Condition: B

First two good with minor toning and damp stains. Third is very dirty and creased with some ink stains.

Estimate: $80 - $120

Sold for: $65

Closed on 12/7/2005