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  CELESTIAL 
 Celestial Maps 

BAYER, Johann. [A 17th century illustration of the constellation of Cepheus]
[Cepheus.] Ulm: Johann Gorlini, 1639. Coloured, with gold highlights. 285 x 380mm.
The constellation of Cepheus , engraved by Alexander Mair for Bayer's 'Uranometria', a star atlas that shaped the way the heavens would be perceived for more than two centuries. Johann Bayer (1572-1625), an Augsburg lawyer, was an amateur astronomer in the years just prior to the invention of the telescope. His most important innovation was a new system of identifying stars by Greek and Roman letters, known today as the Bayer designation. His 'Uranometria' ('Measuring the Sky'), first published 1603, was the first celestial atlas to contain a chart of the stars in the Southern Hemisphere. WARNER: Bayer 1.
[Ref: 14609]    £600.00 ($775 • €682 rates)


BAYER, Johann. [A 17th century illustration of the constellation of Eridanus]
[Eridanus.] Ulm: Johann Gorlini, 1639. Coloured, with gold highlights. 285 x 380mm.
The constellation of Eridanus (Ancient Greek name fhe or Po River), engraved by Alexander Mair for Bayer's 'Uranometria', a star atlas that shaped the way the heavens would be perceived for more than two centuries. Johann Bayer (1572-1625), an Augsburg lawyer, was an amateur astronomer in the years just prior to the invention of the telescope. His most important innovation was a new system of identifying stars by Greek and Roman letters, known today as the Bayer designation. His 'Uranometria' ('Measuring the Sky'), first published 1603, was the first celestial atlas to contain a chart of the stars in the Southern Hemisphere. WARNER: Bayer 1.
[Ref: 14611]    £300.00 ($387 • €341 rates)


BAYER, Johann. [A 17th century illustration of the constellation of Lupus]
[Lupus.] Ulm: Johann Gorlini, 1639. Coloured, with gold highlights. 285 x 380mm.
The constellation of Lupus and part of Centaurus, engraved by Alexander Mair for Bayer's 'Uranometria', a star atlas that shaped the way the heavens would be perceived for more than two centuries. Johann Bayer (1572-1625), an Augsburg lawyer, was an amateur astronomer in the years just prior to the invention of the telescope. His most important innovation was a new system of identifying stars by Greek and Roman letters, known today as the Bayer designation. His 'Uranometria' ('Measuring the Sky'), first published 1603, was the first celestial atlas to contain a chart of the stars in the Southern Hemisphere. WARNER: Bayer 1.
[Ref: 14612]    £650.00 ($839 • €738 rates)


BAYER, Johann. [A 17th century illustration of the constellation of Hydra]
[Hydra.] Ulm: Johann Gorlini, 1639. Coloured, with gold highlights. 285 x 380mm.
The constellation of Hydra, engraved by Alexander Mair for Bayer's 'Uranometria', a star atlas that shaped the way the heavens would be perceived for more than two centuries. Johann Bayer (1572-1625), an Augsburg lawyer, was an amateur astronomer in the years just prior to the invention of the telescope. His most important innovation was a new system of identifying stars by Greek and Roman letters, known today as the Bayer designation. His 'Uranometria' ('Measuring the Sky'), first published 1603, was the first celestial atlas to contain a chart of the stars in the Southern Hemisphere. WARNER: Bayer 1.
[Ref: 14613]    £750.00 ($968 • €852 rates)


BAYER, Johann. [A 17th century illustration of the constellation of Cetus]
[Cetus.] Ulm: Johann Gorlini, 1639. Coloured, with gold highlights. 285 x 380mm.
The constellation of Cetus, engraved by Alexander Mair for Bayer's 'Uranometria', a star atlas that shaped the way the heavens would be perceived for more than two centuries. Johann Bayer (1572-1625), an Augsburg lawyer, was an amateur astronomer in the years just prior to the invention of the telescope. His most important innovation was a new system of identifying stars by Greek and Roman letters, known today as the Bayer designation. His 'Uranometria' ('Measuring the Sky'), first published 1603, was the first celestial atlas to contain a chart of the stars in the Southern Hemisphere. WARNER: Bayer 1.
[Ref: 14610]    £750.00 ($968 • €852 rates)


BAYER, Johann. [A set of twelve 17th century Zodiac signs]
[The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac.] Ulm, 1641. Coloured with watercolour and gouache, stars highlighted in gold. Twelve plates, each 285 x 380mm.
The twelve signs of the Zodiac, engraved by Alexander Mair for Bayer's 'Uranometria', a star atlas that shaped the way the heavens would be perceived for more than two centuries. Each constellation is fleshed out into the classical figures recognisable today. Johann Bayer (1572-1625), an Augsburg lawyer, was an amateur astronomer in the years just prior to the invention of the telescope. His most important innovation was a new system of identifying stars by Greek and Roman letters, known today as the Bayer designation. His 'Uranometria' ('Measuring the Sky'), first published 1603, was the first celestial atlas to contain a chart of the stars in the Southern Hemisphere. WARNER: Bayer 1.
[Ref: 14271]    £15,000.00 ($19,365 • €17,040 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [Showing different theories of the Solar System]
Sistema dell' Universo..[Nine Diagrams of the Solar System.] Venice, c.1690. Nine plates on one sheet, total printed area 430 x 580mm.
A beautifully engraved work, comprising 9 different illustrations, depicting The Solar System according to Ptolemy, Descartes, Copernicus, Brahe and others. For Coronelli's famous Atlante Veneto and Isolario publications.
[Ref: 17442]    £1,100.00 ($1,420 • €1,250 rates)


FER, Nicolas de. [A plate comparing four theories of the Solar System]
Le Systeme de Ptolomée. Le Systeme de Copernic. Le Systeme de Descartes. Le Systeme de Ticho Brahe. Paris, 1700, coloured, 455 x 460mm Good condition, wide margins.
Four difference maps of the Solar System, according to Ptolemy, Copernicus, Decartes and Brahe, engraved by van Loon.
[Ref: 18857]    £275.00 ($355 • €312 rates)


EIMMART, Georg Christoph. [Early 18th century double-hemisphere celestial chart]
Planisphærium Cæleste. Nuremberg, Homann, c.1720. Coloured. 500 x 580mm.
A double-hemisphere star-chart with the constellations shown in their classical forms.The decorative borders contain six more spheres, showing the solar system according to Ptolemy, Brahe and Copernicus, the lunar cycle, etc. The chart was originally published by David Funck c.1690; Homann seems to have bought the plate after Funck's death c.1705. WARNER: p.76-77.
[Ref: 18920]    £1,650.00 ($2,130 • €1,874 rates)


THOMAS, Corbinianus. [18th century map of the Zodiac sign Sagittarius]
Sagittarius. Frankfurt, 1730. Original colour. 135 x 140mm.
The constellation Sagittarius, engraved by Johann Christoph Berndt for the celestial atlas 'Mercurii Philosphici Firmamentum Firmianum', named for Thomas's patron, Leopold Anton von Firmian, Archbishop of Salzburg. Corbinianus Thomas (1694-1767), a Benedictine monk, was Professor of Mathematics and Theology at the University of Salzburg. His star atlas was first published in 1730 at Frankfurt, with a second edition at Augsburg the following year. He used an odd system for nomenclature: Bayer Greek letter for the star, Roman numeral for the magnitude and Arabic numeral for the star catalogue reference. Individual zodiac signs of this period are uncommon, especially in original colour. KANAS: 7.7, 'beautiful illustrations'; WARNER, p.251.
[Ref: 14298]    £500.00 ($646 • €568 rates)


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