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  DECORATIVE 
 Decorative Items 

ZATTA, Antonio. [18th century geographical diagrams]
Tavola Sferica. Venice, 1777. Original colour. 320 x 420mm.
Five diagrams, depicting the rotation of the earth and its relation to the zodiac. With a large compass rose showing the direction of the Mediterranean winds.
[Ref: 19316]    £250.00 ($318 • €284 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. [18th century diagrammatical Spheres]
Posizione Diversa Degli Abitanti della Terra. Venice, 1779. Original colour. 320 x 410mm.
Five diagrammatic spheres depicting latitude, longitude and the length and position of daylight hours in relation to the revolutions of the earth, and depictions of the sun, moon and the five known planets.
[Ref: 18997]    £200.00 ($254 • €227 rates)


BOUCHER, Lucien. [A vivid celestial chart produced as an Air France poster]
Air France. Paris: Perceval for Air France, 1953. Chromolithograph, image 595 x 955mm. Laid on archival backing.
A double-hemisphere celestial map with the constellations of the zodiac in gold and the others in turquoise, set against a sky of navy blue, both with the major stars marked. At the bottom is a globe with Air France's routes radiating from Paris and two aeroplanes circling. In the upper cusp is a winged hippocampus (a winged horse with a fish's tail), a logo used by the airline since 1933. In the four corners are winged wind-heads. Lucien Boucher (1889-1971), known as 'Monsieur Planisphere' because of his witty maps, produced posters for Air France nearly thirty years. This is a fine example of his work, portraying his adept use of colour.
[Ref: 19374]    £2,000.00 ($2,542 • €2,268 rates)


  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.
This item is currently on reserve


BAYER, Johann. [A 17th century illustration of the constellation of Pegasus]
[Pegasus.] Ulm: Johann Gorlini, 1639. Coloured, with gold highlights. 285 x 380mm.
The constellation of Pegasus, 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.
This item is currently on reserve


BAYER, Johann. [A 17th century illustration of the constellation of Virgo]
[Virgo.] Ulm: Johann Gorlini, 1639. Coloured, with gold highlights. 285 x 380mm.
The constellation of Virgo, one of 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. 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: 14577]    £800.00 ($1,017 • €907 rates)


BAYER, Johann. [A 17th century illustration of the constellation of Corona Australis]
[Corona Australis.] Ulm: Johann Gorlini, 1639. Coloured, with gold highlights. 285 x 380mm.
The constellation of Corona Australis (Southern Crown), 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: 14581]    £380.00 ($483 • €431 rates)


BAYER, Johann. [A 17th century illustration of the constellation of Perseus]
[Perseus.] Ulm: Johann Gorlini, 1639. Coloured, with gold highlights. 285 x 380mm.
The constellation of Perseus, 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. In his right hand he holds the head of Medusa the Gorgon. 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: 14582]    £580.00 ($737 • €658 rates)


BAYER, Johann. [A 17th century illustration of the constellation of Ophiuchus Serpentarius]
[Ophiuchus Serpentarius.] Ulm: Johann Gorlini, 1639. Coloured, with gold highlights. 285 x 380mm.
The constellation of Ophiuchus (Serpentarius), 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: 14584]    £680.00 ($864 • €771 rates)


BAYER, Johann. [A 17th century illustration of the constellation of Cassiopeia]
[Cassiopeia.] Ulm: Johann Gorlini, 1639. Coloured, with gold highlights. 285 x 380mm.
The constellation of Cassiopeia, 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: 14586]    £600.00 ($763 • €680 rates)


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