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Auction 118, Lot 94

"Das Planeten System der Sonne…", Bode, Johann Elert

Subject: Solar System

Period: 1801 (published)


Color: Hand Color

16 x 14.5 inches
40.6 x 36.8 cm

Simple chart of the solar system with diagrams of the planets in the borders showing their respective sizes. 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+

Issued folding, now flattened.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 3/6/2007