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Auction 151, Lot 39

"Globi Coelestis in Tabulas Planas Redacti Pars VI...", Doppelmayr/Homann

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1730 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22.8 x 19.1 inches
57.9 x 48.5 cm

Fine celestial chart centered on the south equatorial pole in a gnomic projection detailing the celestial sky to 45° South declination. This highly decorative star chart beautifully depicts the constellations of Centaurus, Phoenix, Argo Navis and many more. Panels of Latin text at sides identify the stars within 20 constellations seen in this portion of the sky. Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr was a professor of mathematics at the Aegidien Gymnasium in Nuremberg. He collaborated with Homann on most of Homann's celestial maps. Read more about Doppelmayr's life and accomplishments here.

References: Kanas #7.8.3; Warner, p. 66, #1J.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with attractive color on watermarked paper, a few minor printer's creases, and light toning along the centerfold.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000


Closed on 11/19/2014