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Pair of 18th century celestial charts of the northern and southern skies

THOMAS, Corbinianus.

Haemisphaerium Coeli Boreale. [&] Haemisphaerium Coeli Australe.
Frankfurt, 1730. Original colour. Two plates, each 125 x 135mm.

The northern & southern celestial spheres, 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: Bayer Greek letter for the star, Roman numeral for the magnitude and Arabic numeral for the star catalogue reference.

KANAS: 7.7, 'beautiful illustrations'; WARNER, p.251.
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Stock Id :21482

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Pair of 18th century celestial charts of the northern and southern skies

THOMAS, Corbinianus.

Haemisphaerium Coeli Boreale. [&] Haemisphaerium Coeli Australe.
Frankfurt, 1730. Original colour. Two plates, each 125 x 135mm.

The northern & southern celestial spheres, 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: Bayer Greek letter for the star, Roman numeral for the magnitude and Arabic numeral for the star catalogue reference.

KANAS: 7.7, 'beautiful illustrations'; WARNER, p.251.
Stock ID : 21482

£600

£600

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