Auction 136, Lot 55

"A Celestial Planisphere, or Map of the Heavens", Huntington, F. J.

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1835 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Designed to Illustrate the Geography of the Heavens

Color: Hand Color

20.2 x 14 inches
51.3 x 35.6 cm

This star chart shows the Ecliptic Line crossing the sky from east to west, the Milky Way, and dozens of constellations filling the sky. Along the bottom is a scale identifying the sun's place in the Ecliptic for each day of the year and shows the signs of the Zodiac with their astronomical symbols. Engraved by W. G. Evans under the direction of E. H. Burritt.


Condition: C+

Light foxing and offsetting. Centerfold separation extending 1" into map at bottom.

Estimate: $90 - $120

Sold for: $60

Closed on 6/1/2011