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  CELESTIAL 
 Celestial Maps 

DOPPELMAYR, Johann Gabriel. [A fine pair of 18th century celestial hemispheres]
Hemisphaerium Coeli Boreale. [&] Hemisphaerium Coeli Australe. Nuremberg, Homann's Heirs, 1742. Coloured. Two sheets, ea. c.485 x 580mm.
The Northern and Southern skies, divided into the Classical Constellations. In the corners are elevations of eight of the most important observatories of Europe, including Greenwich. Most of the constellations depicted are still familiar today, but on the Southern sheet is 'Robur Carolinum' (Charles's Oak), introduced by Edmund Halley in 1678 but not one of the 88 constellations recognised today.
[Ref: 18919]    £4,250.00 ($5,487 • €4,828 rates)


LEIGH, Samuel. [Antique print of the constellation of Aquila]
Delphinus, Sagitta, Aquila, and Antinous. London: Leigh, c.1830. Original colour. 200 x 140mm. Laid on perforated card as issued.
One of a set of thirty-two cards designed by 'a young Lady,' to make the study of astronomy 'familiar and amusing'. It shows the constellations as visible in the night skies of Britain, with easily identifiable classical embodiments. The card is pricked through with holes of different sizes so that the amateur astronomer can hold it up to a light and get an immediate impression of the apparent magnitude of each star. Engraved by Sidney Hall.
[Ref: 12185]    £200.00 ($258 • €227 rates)


LEIGH, Samuel. [Antique print of the constellation of Cassiopeia]
Cassiopeia. London: Leigh, c.1830. Original colour. 140 x 200mm. Laid on perforated card as issued. Slight staining.
One of a set of thirty-two cards designed by 'a young Lady,' to make the study of astronomy 'familiar and amusing'. It shows Cassiopeia as visible in the night skies of Britain, with an easily identifiable classical embodiment. The card is pricked through with holes of different sizes so that the amateur astronomer can hold it up to a light and get an immediate impression of the apparent magnitude of each star. Engraved by Sidney Hall.
[Ref: 12195]    £200.00 ($258 • €227 rates)


LEIGH, Samuel. [Antique print of the constellation of Cepheus]
Cepheus. London: Leigh, c.1830. Original colour. 200 x 140mm. Laid on perforated card as issued, slight staining to right edge.
One of a set of thirty-two cards designed by 'a young Lady,' to make the study of astronomy 'familiar and amusing'. It shows Cepheus as visible in the night skies of Britain, with an easily identifiable classical embodiment (king of Ethiopia and father of Andromeda). The card is pricked through with holes of different sizes so that the amateur astronomer can hold it up to a light and get an immediate impression of the apparent magnitude of each star. Engraved by Sidney Hall.
[Ref: 12202]    £200.00 ($258 • €227 rates)


LEIGH, Samuel. [Antique print of the constellation of Pegasus]
Pegasus and Equuleus. London: Leigh, c.1830. Original colour. 140 x 200mm. Laid on perforated card as issued.
Original antique print, 'Equuleus' was the brother of Pegasus, the winged horse. One of a set of thirty-two cards designed by 'a young Lady,' to make the study of astronomy 'familiar and amusing'. It shows the constellations as visible in the night skies of Britain, with easily identifiable classical embodiments. The card is pricked through with holes of different sizes so that the amateur astronomer can hold it up to a light and get an immediate impression of the apparent magnitude of each star. Engraved by Sidney Hall.
[Ref: 12203]    £200.00 ($258 • €227 rates)


BRAUN, Friedrich. [A 19th century detailed transparent star chart]
Transparente Himmels-Karte. Stuttgart: Wilhelm Nitzschke, c.1856. Chromolithographic star chart in four sections, total 600 x 490mm.
A celestial map of the sky from the the North Pole to 40º south, with the stars perforated and backed with coloured paper so they glow when the map is held up to the light. The holes are different shapes, sizes and colours.
[Ref: 18862]    £450.00 ($581 • €511 rates)


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