Auction 126, Lot 61

"December - Vorstellung einer Gegend des Gestirnten Himmels von Nordwest nach Nordost", Bode, Johann Elert

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1790 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8 x 6.2 inches
20.3 x 15.7 cm

Lovely view of the constellations of the northern sky in December, including the Big and Little Dipper. 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: $80

Closed on 12/3/2008

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