Auction 97, Lot 612

"Maps of the Heavens", Snyder, George Sergeant

Subject: Cartographic Reference

Period: 1984 (published)

Publication: Abbeville Press


12.2 x 15.2 inches
31 x 38.6 cm

First edition of large folio book on celestial charts. It chronicles the history of celestial mapmaking, with the pageantry of the astronomers and cartographers such as Galileo, Tycho Brahe, Copernicus, John Flamsteed, Cellarius and others. Insightful examination of how humans have interpreted the sky above. Blue cloth hard bound with dj, 144 pp, 75 illustrations, 50 in color.


Condition: A

Dustjacket sun faded, else like new.

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/5/2001