Auction 113, Lot 72

"[Lot of 6 Star Charts]", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1830 (published)


Color: Hand Color

10.3 x 11 inches
26.2 x 27.9 cm

This set of steel engraved celestial charts was produced by Mr. W. Newton from the catalogue of the Astronomical Society. They 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 are beautifully hand-colored. An extremely fine example of these beautiful celestial charts. Design for the constellations by W. Clarke and engraved by J & C Walker.


Condition: A+

Lovely set with very large margins. Professionally cleaned and hand colored. Most with paper cast repairs to upper left margin, expertly done and well away from image.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/7/2005