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18th century illustration of the constellation Cepheus

Stock No. 14363 Category: Tags: , , Cartographer: THOMAS, Corbinianus.

Cepheus.
Frankfurt, 1730. Original colour. 145 x 145mm.

£220

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A chart of the constellation of Cepheus (named after Cepheus, King of Aethiopia in Greek mythology), 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: Greek letter for the star, Roman numeral for the magnitude and Arabic numeral for the star catalogue reference.

Additional information

Dimensions 145 × 145 mm
Cartographer

Date

1730

Extra Info

Cepheus.

Publication

Frankfurt, 1730. Original colour. 145 x 145mm.

Condition

A good example.

References

KANAS: 7.7, 'beautiful illustrations'; WARNER, p.251.