Auction 116, Lot 63

"Hemisphaerium Coeli Australe in quo Fixarum loca secundum Eclipticae ductum ad anum 1730 completum exhibentur…", Doppelmayr/Homann

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1742 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Coelestis

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.3 x 19.3 inches
59.2 x 49 cm

A magnificent celestial chart that illustrates the southern firmament, south ecliptic pole to ecliptic. The constellations are per the catalogue of Johannes Hevelius. The corners of the chart are decorated with vignettes of the astronomical observatories at Greenwich, Copenhagen, Cassel, and Berlin.

References: Warner p. 66 - 1D.

Condition: B

Fine impression and fabulous original color. Couple of old repaired minor tears and fold separation at bottom, else very good.

Estimate: $900 - $1,100

Sold for: $800

Closed on 9/20/2006

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