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  CELESTIAL 
 Celestial Maps 

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 ($348 • €306 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 ($2,087 • €1,835 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 ($633 • €556 rates)


THOMAS, Corbinianus. [18th century map of the Sun]
Systema Solis ex Observationibus P. Kircheri Frankfurt, 1730. Original colour. 125 x 270mm. Original binding folds flattened.
An unusal attmpt to depict the surface of the Sun. It was 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: 14304]    £450.00 ($569 • €500 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 ($304 • €267 rates)


THOMAS, Corbinianus. [18th century illustration of the constellation Andromeda]
Andromeda. Frankfurt, 1730. Original colour. 140 x 210mm. Original binding fold flattened.
The constellation Andromeda 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: 14310]    £450.00 ($569 • €500 rates)


THOMAS, Corbinianus. [18th century illustration of the constellation Centarus]
Centarus. Lupus. Frankfurt, 1730. Original colour. 140 x 205mm. Original binding fold flattened.
The constellations Centarus & Lupus 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. Alpha Centauri is the closest star to ours. 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: 14311]    £450.00 ($569 • €500 rates)


THOMAS, Corbinianus. [18th century illustration of the constellation Draco]
Draco. Frankfurt, 1730. Original colour. 140 x 205mm. Original binding fold flattened.
The constellation Draco in fine hand colour. The plate was 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: 14313]    £450.00 ($569 • €500 rates)


THOMAS, Corbinianus. [18th century illustration of the constellation Ursa Minor]
Ursa Minor. Frankfurt, 1730. Original colour. 120 x 135mm.
Ursa Minor (the Little Bear), the constellation containing Polaris, the northern Pole Star. It was 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: 14323]    £350.00 ($443 • €389 rates)


THOMAS, Corbinianus. [18th century illustration of the constellation Perseus]
Perseus. Caput Medusæ. Frankfurt, 1730. Original colour. 140 x 140mm.
A chart of the constellation of Perseus, personified by the Greek hero, holding the Head of Medusa constellation by the hair. It was 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: 14324]    £350.00 ($443 • €389 rates)


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