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A chart of the constellation Hercules with transparent ‘stars’

Stock No. 23019 Category: Tags: , , Cartographer: BRAUN, Friedrich.

Pl. VII. Hercule. Hercules. Hercules.
Stuttgart: Wilhelm Nitzschke, c.1856. Lithographic star chart on blue card, pierced and backed with tissue to create a transparency. Sheet 285 x 225mm.

£275

In stock

A chart of the constellation Hercules, with the outline of the hero pricked out and with yellow shaped holes for the stars, so they are illuminated when the card is held up to the light. The stars are shaped to represent their apparent magnitude.
From Braun's 'Himmels-Atlas in transparente Karten'.

Additional information

Dimensions 225 × 285 mm
Cartographer

Date

1856

Extra Info

Pl. VII. Hercule. Hercules. Hercules.

Publication

Stuttgart: Wilhelm Nitzschke, c.1856. Lithographic star chart on blue card, pierced and backed with tissue to create a transparency. Sheet 285 x 225mm.

Condition

A good example.

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