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Auction 115, Lot 75

"[Lot of 2] Northern Circumpolar Map for each Month in the Year [and] Southern Circumpolar Map for each Month in the Year", Burritt, Elijah H.

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1832-35 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Designed to Illustrate the Geography of the Heavens

Color: Hand Color

12.5 x 12.5 inches
31.8 x 31.8 cm

Two matching celestial charts showing the sky and constellations of the polar sky; extending from approximately 45° North or South declination. Details the constellations of The Phoenix, Dorado, Apus, Ara, Cassiopeia, Andromeda, Perseus, Auriga, the Lynx, Ursa Major and Minor, Draco, and more. Each is finely engraved with original hand coloring. Stars are shown by their magnitude between 1 and 6, plus star clusters and nebula. Beside the stars and constellations, the Milky Way is prominently shown. Covers the sky from 50° North to South Declination.


Condition: B

The former with slight foxing mostly in one quadrant, else very good. The latter with overall light foxing and some offsetting.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 6/21/2006