Auction 117, Lot 58

"Plate XXVII", Bode, Johann Elert

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1805 (published)

Publication: Vorstellung der Gestirne auf vier und dreyssig Kupfertafeln

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9 x 7 inches
22.9 x 17.8 cm

This small celestial chart includes the constellations Virgo, Crow, Cup and the tail of Hydra. 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 text 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

Few light spots in blank margins.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 12/6/2006

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