Auction 125, Lot 79

"October - Vorstellung einer Gegend des Gestirnten Himmels von Sudoft nach Sudwest", 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 southern sky in October, including Pegasus. 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: $110

Closed on 9/24/2008