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Auction 123, Lot 84

"May - Vorstellung einer Gegend des Gestirnten Himmels von Norden nach Osten", Bode, Johann Elert

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1790 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

8 x 6.2 inches
20.3 x 15.7 cm

Lovely view of the constellations of the northern sky in May, including Cassiopeia, the Fox, and Hercules. 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, pp. 176-77.

Condition: A

With folds as issued.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/20/2008