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A chart of the constellations Orion and Lepus with transparent ‘stars’

Stock No. 23000 Category: Tags: , , Cartographer: BRAUN, Friedrich.

Pl. XXVI. Orion. Le Lièvre. The hare. Der Hase.
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

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A chart of the constellations Orion and Lepus (named, like the other plates, in French, English and German), with the outline of the hunter and the hare 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. XXVI. Orion. Le Lièvre. The hare. Der Hase.

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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