Auction 122, Lot 71

"Martz - Vorstellung einer Gegend des gestirnten Himmels von West Nordwest nach Sud Sudwest", Bode, Johann Elert

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1801 (published)

Publication: Anleitung zur Kenntniss des Gestirnten Himmels

Color: Hand Color

8 x 6.2 inches
20.3 x 15.7 cm

Dramatic little star chart of a portion of the southern sky during March. The constellations Gemini, Orion, Taurus, and the Milky Way are among those shown. 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.

References: Kanas #6.5.2; Warner pg. 34, #1.

Condition: A+

Nice impression with folds as issued.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 12/5/2007