Auction 158, Lot 43

"Hemisphere Boreal [on sheet with] Hemisphere Austral", Benard, Robert

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1760 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14 x 8 inches
35.6 x 20.3 cm

This magnificent pair of celestial charts illustrates the northern and southern skies centered on the equatorial poles. The constellations are shown as figures from classical mythology per the catalogue of Johannes Hevelius and include Leo, Orion, Ursa Major, Aries, Taurus, Hercules, Pisces, Sagittarius, Centarus, Aquarius, Capricorn, and many more. Several constellations are depicted outside of the charts, in order to orient the viewer on how the two hemispheres meet.

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Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with light offsetting, a few faint spots of foxing, and a small paper flaw at top.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/22/2016

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