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  CELESTIAL 
 Celestial Maps 

BAYER, Johann. [A 17th century illustration of the constellation of Canis Minor]
[Canis Minor.] Ulm: Johann Gorlini, 1639. Coloured, with gold highlights. 285 x 380mm.
The constellation of Canis Minor , 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: 14608]    £400.00 ($528 • €456 rates)


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 ($792 • €683 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 ($396 • €342 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 ($858 • €740 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 ($990 • €854 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 ($990 • €854 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 ($19,800 • €17,084 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 ($1,452 • €1,253 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 ($660 • €569 rates)


THOMAS, Corbinianus. [18th century illustration of a celestial globe]
Astrodicticum Globo applicam. Frankfurt, 1730. Original colour. 135 x 125mm.
A celestial globe in fine hand colour, 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. KANAS: 7.7, 'beautiful illustrations'; WARNER, p.251.
[Ref: 14308]    £240.00 ($317 • €273 rates)


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