Auction 99, Lot 71

"Hemisphaerium Coeli Australe in quo Fixarum loca secundum Eclipticae ductum ad anum 1730 completum exhibentur…", Doppelmayr/Homann

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1742 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Coelestis

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.3 x 19.3 inches
59.2 x 49 cm

A magnificent celestial chart of the southern firmament, south ecliptic pole to ecliptic. The constellations are per the catalogue of Johannes Hevelius. The corners of the chart are decorated with vignettes of the astronomical observatories at Greenwich, Copenhagen, Cassel, and Berlin.

References: Warner p. 66 - 1D.

Condition: A

Great impression and fine later color. Expert repair of defects in margins.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,300

Sold for: $950

Closed on 6/12/2002

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