Auction 147, Lot 59

"Junius - Vorstellung Einer Gegend des Gestirnten Himmels von Osten nach Suden", Bode, Johann Elert

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1790 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.7 x 6.1 inches
19.6 x 15.5 cm

A delicately engraved depiction of the constellations of the southern sky in June, including Scorpius, Antinous, and Ophiuchus. 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

Issued folding on watermarked paper with minor soiling, mostly in the blank margins.

Estimate: $70 - $90

Sold for: $55

Closed on 11/20/2013

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