Sale: 301 / Rare Books, May 22./23. 2006 Lot 1101

 



 
1101
Himmelskarte
Globi coelestis in tabulas planas redacti pars III (&) IV (&) VI., 1720.
Coloured copper engraving
Estimate:
€ 1,000 / $ 1,170
Sold:
€ 714 / $ 835

(incl. 19% surcharge)
Lot description
Himmelskarte - Doppelmayr. -
3 Bll.: Globi coelestis in tabulas planas redacti pars III (&) IV (&) VI. Kolor. Kupferstiche von J. G. Doppelmayr bei J. B. Homann, Nürnberg um 1725. Je ca. 50 : 59.
Warner S. 66 (Doppelm.), 1G, 1H u. 1J. - Whitfield S. 83 (m. Abb.). - 3 schöne Sternbildkarten aus der 6 Blätter umfassenden Folge, die im Atlas coelestis (Nürnberg 1742) veröffentlicht wurde. "J. B. Homann, who produced Doppelmayr's maps, died in 1724. The positions of the stars on the maps are correct for the year 1730. J. L. Rost, writing in 1723, mentioned celestial hemispheres drawn by Doppelmayr. All of this suggests that, although they were not bound or published until 1742, the star maps of the Atlas Coelestis were actually engraved during the early 1720's." (Warner) - Nur stellenw. mit kl. Stockflecken. Bll. III und VI geglättet und mit wenigen kl. hinterklebten Randeinrissen, dort gering leimschattig. Bl. VI abweichend koloriert und mit Knick- und Knitterspuren.
Decorative set of 3 celestial charts (of 6) from J. G. Doppelmayr's 'Atlas coelestis' (1742). - Only occasionally foxing. Sheets III and IV smoothed, few small marginal tears repaired, glue showing minimally through on recto. Bl. VI in different color and with some creases.
1101
Himmelskarte
Globi coelestis in tabulas planas redacti pars III (&) IV (&) VI., 1720.
Coloured copper engraving
Estimate:
€ 1,000 / $ 1,170
Sold:
€ 714 / $ 835

(incl. 19% surcharge)