Auction 89, Lot 43

"Stereographischer Entwurf des Gestirnten Himmels",

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1820 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.5 x 23.5 inches
59.7 x 59.7 cm

Very large and uncommon celestial chart depicting the North equatorial pole to 38 deg. S dec. From an early nineteenth century celestial atlas based on the work of J.E. Bode who was a self taught astronomer and served as director of the astronomical observatory of the Berlin Academy of Science for nearly 40 years. On a very heavy sheet of paper with a few repaired tears in the wide margins (two of which just entered the border of the map). Overall very good with pleasing later coloring.

References:

Condition: A

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 12/8/1999

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