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  CELESTIAL 
 Celestial Maps 

THOMAS, Corbinianus. [18th century illustration of the Eridanus constellation]
Eridanvs. Frankfurt, 1730. Original colour. 125 x 135mm.
A chart of the Eridanus (river) constellation, 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: 14389]    £240.00 ($300 • €278 rates)


THOMAS, Corbinianus. [18th century illustration of the Columba constellation]
Columba. Frankfurt, 1730. Original colour. 125 x 135mm.
A chart of the Columba (dove) constellation, 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: 14390]    £240.00 ($300 • €278 rates)


THOMAS, Corbinianus. [18th century illustration of the Tigris Fluvius constellation]
Tigris Fluvius. Frankfurt, 1730. Original colour. 125 x 135mm.
A chart of the Tigris Fluvius (River Tigris) constellation, 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: 14391]    £240.00 ($300 • €278 rates)


THOMAS, Corbinianus. [18th century illustration of the southern celestial pole]
Crux. Triangulum. Apis. Nubecula major. Camaeleon. Piscis. Phombus. Hidrus. Toucan. Frankfurt, 1730. Original colour. 125 x 135mm.
A chart of the southern skies, including the Southern Cross constellation, 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: 14393]    £300.00 ($375 • €348 rates)


THOMAS, Corbinianus. [18th century illustration of a sundial]
Horolgivm Horizontale. Frankfurt, 1730. Original colour. 120 x 125mm.
A chart of a sundial, 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: 14395]    £180.00 ($225 • €209 rates)


BUY DE MORNAS, Claude. [Set of illustrations of two Globes and an armillary sphere]
Introduction à la Géographie [&] Globe Celeste [&] Globe Terrestre Paris, Desnos 1761. Fine original colour. Three sheets, each 365 x 520mm. Very fine impression.
Very decorative set of three globe illustrations: an armillary sphere, a terrestrial globe and a celestial globe. They were published in a de luxe edition of Buy de Mornas' 'Atlas Methodique et Elementaire de Géographie et l'Histoire', with separately printed ornate borders.
[Ref: 16737]    £740.00 ($925 • €858 rates)


LEIGH, Samuel. [A complete set of instructive celestial cards]
Urania's Mirror, or a View of the Heavens. London: Samuel Leigh, c.1824. Original box with printed title label laid on; complete set of 32 engraved plates laid on perforated card, as issued, backed with original tissue. Coloured. Each card 140 x 200mm.
A full set of 32 cards illustrating the constellations visible from Britain, depicted in their classical form, perforated so the prime stars would shine through when each card was held up to light. The holes are of different sizes to represent the apparent magnitude of each star. On the lid of the box is an illustration of Urania, the muse of Astronomy. According to contemporary advertisements, the 'Mirror' was designed by 'a young Lady,' to make the study of astronomy 'familiar and amusing'; however the author has been identified as Reverend Richard Rouse Bloxam, an assistant master at Rugby School. Perhaps his wish to remain anonymous stems from his plagiarism of the designs of the constellations from Alexander Jamieson's 'A Celestial Atlas' of 1821. However the innovation of the perforations seems to have been his.
[Ref: 16887]    £4,750.00 ($5,938 • €5,510 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 ($250 • €232 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 ($250 • €232 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 ($250 • €232 rates)


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