Auction 114, Lot 68

"[Lot of 2] A Celestial Planisphere, or Map of the Heavens", Burritt, Elijah H.

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1835 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Designed to Illustrate the Geography of the Heavens

Color: Hand Color

20 x 14 inches
50.8 x 35.6 cm

A pair of identical and well engraved star charts that show 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 orbit 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. Published by F.J. Huntington.


Condition: B

Both with crisp, early impressions and fine original hand coloring, original margins, very wide at sides. One is well toned along centerfold, the other has a little light foxing near bottom.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $80

Closed on 3/1/2006