Auction 125, Lot 78

"November - Vorstellung einer Gegend des Gestirnten Himmels von Sudost nach Nordost", 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 in November, including Perseus. 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+

Estimate: $110 - $150

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/24/2008