Auction 124, Lot 46

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

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1790 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

8 x 6.2 inches
20.3 x 15.7 cm

A well-engraved view of the constellations of the northern sky in July, including Andromeda, Perseus, and even a constellation named for the famous astronomer and contemporary of Bode, Charles Messier. 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 5/7/2008