Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 84

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

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1742 (published)

Publication: Atlas Novus Coelestis…

Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 19.3 inches
57.2 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 and include Orion, Scorpio, Taurus, Eridanus and the Southern Cross. There are also exotic constellations such as the Peacock, Toucan, and a lovely unicorn called Monoceros. The corners of the chart are decorated with vignettes of the astronomical observatories at Greenwich, Copenhagen, Cassel, and Berlin. Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr was a professor of mathematics at the Aegidien Gymnasium in Nuremberg. He collaborated with Homann on most of Homann's celestial maps.

References: Kanas #7.8.3; Warner p. 66, 1D.

Condition: A

Very nice impression and original color on a sound sheet with some light, marginal soil.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500


Closed on 3/6/2007