Auction 116, Lot 64

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

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1742 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.7 x 19 inches
57.7 x 48.3 cm

Handsome celestial chart shows the constellations of the northern hemisphere in 1730 after the catalogue of Johannes Hevelius. Depicted in the corners are the observatories of Tycho Brahe at Hven, the Paris Observatory, Hevelius at Danzig and Eimmart at Nuremberg. The tables along the sides identify and describe the constellations, including eight new observations by Hevelius.

References: Wagner p. 64-66, 1C.

Condition: B

Fine impression and original color. Light damp stain and some old repaired tears along bottom. Still a very attractive chart.

Estimate: $900 - $1,100

Sold for: $800

Closed on 9/20/2006