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Auction 138, Lot 58

"Atlas of the Heavens; Showing the Places of the Principal Stars, Clusters and Nebulae…",

Subject: Celestial Atlas

Period: 1844 (published)


Color: Hand Color

9 x 10.3 inches
22.9 x 26.2 cm

This is an apparently complete celestial atlas by E. Otis Kendall containing 18 different untitled double-page maps. Twelve of the maps are hand colored and all show good detail of the constellations. This book was intended for use in schools. Published by Butler & Williams in Philadelphia. Hardbound with paper over boards.


Condition: B

Maps are generally clean and bright with some scattered foxing, a few small spots and a hint of toning. Binding is somewhat loose and the boards are bumped and stained.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $170

Closed on 12/7/2011