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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 ($5,610 • €4,840 rates)


LEIGH, Samuel. [Antique print of the constellation of Cygnus]
Lacerta, Cygnus, Lyra, Vulpecula and Anser. London: Leigh, c.1830. Original colour. 140 x 200mm. Laid on perforated card as issued.
A lizard, swan, the lyre (musical instrument, and a fox chasing a goose. One of an antique printed 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: 12179]    £200.00 ($264 • €228 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 ($264 • €228 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 ($264 • €228 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 ($264 • €228 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 ($264 • €228 rates)


LEIGH, Samuel. [Antique print of the constellation of Camelopardalis]
Camelopardalis, Tarandus and Custos Messium. London: Leigh, c.1830. Original colour. 140 x 200mm. Laid on perforated card as issued.
'Camelopardalis' is the giraffe; 'Custos Messium', the harvest-keeper, is obsolete. 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: 12204]    £200.00 ($264 • €228 rates)


LEMERCIER [Mid-19th century chart of the Moon]
Carte générale de la lune dessinée par M. Maedler, d'après les observations de MM G. Beer, et Maedler Paris, Lemercier, 1854. Old colour. Sheet size 650 x 480mm. `
Scarce and higly detailed map of the moon. Stamp at the top of École Imperiale Polytechnique.
[Ref: 18656]    £1,350.00 ($1,782 • €1,538 rates)


BRAUN, Friedrich. [A set of transparent star charts]
Himmels-Atlas in transparente Karten. Stuttgarte: Wilhelm Nitzschke, c.1856. Illustrated board portfolio, colour-printed chromolithographic star chart in four sections, total 600 x 490mm, 30 constellations plates on blue card, each 225 x 285mm, in gilt-lettered folio with 16pp. letterpress guide. A little wear to covers.
A celestial index map of the sky from the the North Pole to 40º south, and thirty constellation cards, all with the stars perforated and backed with coloured paper so they glow when they are held up to the light. The holes are different shapes and sizes to mimic the apparent magnitude of the stars. The series was designed to be educational, and the pamphlet is a technical guide to the solar system and the stars depicted on the cards.
[Ref: 15091]    £2,200.00 ($2,904 • €2,506 rates)


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