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Auction 123, Lot 85

"Junius - Vorstellung einer Gegend des Gestirnten Himmels von Osten nach Suden", Bode, Johann Elert

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1790 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

8 x 6.2 inches
20.3 x 15.7 cm

A delicately engraved depiction of the constellations of the southern sky in June, including Scorpius, Antinous, and Ophiuchus. 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


Closed on 2/20/2008