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Auction 116, Lot 66

"Plate XXXII - Nachweisung der vornehmsten Sterne durch Linien", Bode, Johann Elert

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1805 (published)

Publication: Vorstellung der Gestirne auf vier und dreyssig Kupfertafeln

Color: Hand Color

9 x 7.2 inches
22.9 x 18.3 cm
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This small celestial chart shows the northern sky with the faint northern stars recently charted by Lalande and others and the new constellations used in Bode's Uranometria. The chart shows the Milky Way, Orion, Big and Little Bear, Cassiopeia and many others. Johann Elert Bode, a self-taught astronomer, served as director of the astronomical observatory of the Berlin Academy of Science for nearly 40 years. He edited the Astonomisches Jahrbuch every year from 1774 to 1826, and published several popular astronomy texts and atlases. This chart is from his revised atlas based on Fortin, in which he included a great many newly discovered stars.

References: Warner pp. 35-36, 2b.

Condition: A

Minor damp stain in blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180


Closed on 9/20/2006