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GREEN J. - Delphinus, Equuleus and Pegasus.

GREEN J. - Delphinus, Equuleus and Pegasus.
Delphinus, Equuleus and Pegasus. - GREEN J.
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Title : Delphinus, Equuleus and Pegasus..
Map maker : GREEN J..
Date : Philadelphia, 1824.
Size : 6.1 x 7.9 inches. / 15.5 x 20.0 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :An exquisite hand coloured engraving from the first American celestial atlas. Jacob Green's 1824 work, “Astronomical Recreations; or, Sketches of the Relative Position and Mythological History of the Constellations”.
The atlas was based on the plates of Johann Elert Bode's 1801 “Uranographia”. Bode's work and was "the first reasonably complete description of the starts visible to the unaided eye," This is Plate 8 - "Delphinus, Equuleus and Pegasus".

Jacob Green was a Philadelphian with wide-ranging interests and accomplishments in the sciences. At an early age, he wrote a treatise on electricity which launched his reputation.
After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania in 1806, he studied and practiced law for several years, but in 1818 he accepted an appointment to the chairs of chemistry, experimental philosophy, and natural history at Princeton University.
In 1822 he became professor of chemistry at Jefferson Medical College, where he remained until his death.
Condition : In very fine condition with usual age toning.


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