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Auction 168, Lot 738


"Maps of the Heavens", Snyder, George Sergeant

Subject: References

Period: 1984 (published)


Color: Printed Color

12.1 x 15.3 inches
30.7 x 38.9 cm

A beautifully illustrated volume chronicling the history of celestial mapmaking, offering a magnificent array of images of the stars and planets as created by such figures as Copernicus, Galileo, Tycho Brahe, Kepler, and many more. Insightful examination of how humans have interpreted the sky above. 144 pp., 75 illustrations, 50 in color. Hardbound in blue cloth with gilt embossed cover and dust jacket. First edition.


Condition: A

Contents and covers tight, with just a hint of offsetting on a few pages. Dust jacket has minor sunning and soiling.

Estimate: $50 - $70

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/6/2018