Auction 119, Lot 65

"Das Sonnen-System", Bode, Johann Elert

Subject: Solar System

Period: 1801 (published)


Color: Hand Color

13.5 x 8 inches
34.3 x 20.3 cm

Interesting German chart of the Solar System with several diagrams showing the planets, the rings of Saturn, the orbit of Venus and much more. 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.


Condition: A+

Issued folding, now flattened.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/9/2007