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Auction 90, Lot 51

"Circumjacent the North Pole [together with] Circumjacent the South Pole",

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1831 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

10.5 x 11 inches
26.7 x 27.9 cm

Set of North and South circumpolar star charts. These charts were produced for the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Mr. W. Newton from the catalogue of the Astronomical Society. The maps use the Gnomonic Projection and include all the stars up to the fifth magnitude, or those that can been seen with the naked eye. The constellations are shown in allegorical form and are lightly hand-colored in pastel shades.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $180

Closed on 3/15/2000