[A fine 18th century celestial atlas]
DOPPELMAYR, Johann Gabriel.
Atlas coelestis in quo mundus spectabilis et in eodem... Nuremberg, Homann's Heirs, 1742-48. Folio, original marbled boards, rebacked with calf gilt; frontis., engr. title, index, 30 numbered plates plus 4 extra plates, all in original colour with additions.
A very decorative atlas, collecting together the celestial maps that Doppelmayr had prepared for Johann Baptiste Homann, some of which had appeared in Homann's general atlases from 1716. Three of the extra plates relate to the Solar eclipse of 1748; the last, oddly for a celestial atlas, is an instructional plate about siege warfare.
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