Auction 120, Lot 70

"April - Vorstellung einer Gegend des gestirnten Himmels von Osten nach Suden", Bode, Johann Elert

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1801 (published)


Color: Hand Color

8 x 6.2 inches
20.3 x 15.7 cm

Nicely engraved chart of the constellations of April's southern sky, showing Boötes, Arcturus, Virgo, and Libra. 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.


Condition: A+

Sharp impression with folds as issued and nice later color.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 7/18/2007