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Auction 91, Lot 64

"Stereographischer Entwurf des Gestirnten Himmels",

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1787 (dated)

Publication: Allgemeirner Grosse Schramlischer Atlass

Color: Hand Color

24 x 24 inches
61 x 61 cm

Very large, graphic celestial chart depicting the North equatorial pole to 38 deg. S dec. This is a reissue of Johann Elert Bode's map dated 1787 and published by Schraembl in 1800. 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 vivid later color. Ref: Warner, p. 37.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 6/14/2000