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Celestials
LAPORTE, E.,  Carte Astronomique de L'Univers., antique map, old maps LAPORTE, E. - Carte Astronomique de L'Univers.
Paris, 1875, Colour printed.. 1370x935mm. Coloured lithography with letterpress, dissected in 32 sections and laid on linen, as issued. Slightly age-toned, some faint stains and foxing. Linen slightly browned. Fine condition.
A large and decorative, informative chart illustrating and describing the Solar System, backed by the stars, printed in blue and black, surrounded by further 17 vignette depictions of natural, particularly astronomical, phenomena. French text describes over 60 numbered features relating to the plane... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 1,500
Approx. Euro 1,290  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
CELLARIUS, A.,  Coeli Stellati Christiani Haemisphaerium Posterius., antique map, old maps CELLARIUS, A. - Coeli Stellati Christiani Haemisphaerium Posterius.
Amsterdam, 1660, Coloured.. 440x515mm. Paper slightly age toned, dark impression. Very fine condition.
Rare first issue. This spectacular celestial chart presents the constellations according to Christian symbolism. The view of the constellations is based on the work of the early 17th century astronomer, Julius Schiller, who sought to replace the traditional pagan symbols with ones derived fro... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 4,500
Approx. Euro 3,870  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
CELLARIUS, A.,  Coeli Stellati Christiani Haemisphaerium Prius., antique map, old maps CELLARIUS, A. - Coeli Stellati Christiani Haemisphaerium Prius.
Amsterdam, 1660, Coloured.. 440x515mm. Paper slightly age toned, dark impression. Very fine condition.
Scarce first issue. This spectacular celestial chart presents the constellations according to Christian symbolism. The view of the constellations is based on the work of the early 17th century astronomer, Julius Schiller, who sought to replace the traditional pagan symbols with ones derived from Jud... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 4,500
Approx. Euro 3,870  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
[Wang Zhiyuan after Huang Shang],  T'ien wn t'u [A Map of the Stars], antique map, old maps [Wang Zhiyuan after Huang Shang] - T'ien wn t'u [A Map of the Stars]
China, c.1890-1910, but engraved in 1247, Uncoloured.. 1830x1000mm. Ink rubbing taken from a stele. A rubbing from ca. 1890/1910 of a thirteenth-century astronomical stele from Wen Miao Temple (Confucian Temple of Literati) Suzhou, Kiangsu, China, prepared for the instruction of a future emperor. The stele survives in the Suzhou Museum of Inscribed Steles.
With the usual worm holes, filled in and recently mounted as a hanging scroll and actually ready to hang.
The chart was engraved on stone in 1247 by Wang Zhiyuan, but it is based upon an earlier drawing by Huang Shang, made c. 1190-1193 at the beginning of Shaoxi in the Southern Song Dynasty, while he was entrusted by the emperor as his son's tutor.

The caption at the top consists of three o...
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$ 30,000
Approx. Euro 25,800  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
KLAYBER, Melchior ?,  (Northern celestial planisphere with a pasted volvelle.), antique map, old maps KLAYBER, Melchior ? - (Northern celestial planisphere with a pasted volvelle.)
Vienna, ca. 1569, Coloured.. 430x349mm. In very good condition. Dark impression.
Probably by the Vienna astronomer Melchior Klayber who used the Copernican precession theory, which is closely connected with the chart (Ptolemy - 6 40' and Ptolemy - 55 epoche).
In counting the total number of spheres, like other sixteenth-century astronomers Copernicus considered not only t...
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$ 4,500
Approx. Euro 3,870  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
BLAEU, J.,  Itroductio. [with sphere.], antique map, old maps BLAEU, J. - Itroductio. [with sphere.]
Amsterdam, 1662, Original colours.. 410x265mm. Wood cut text engraving on one page, with French text. Heightened with gold.
Introduction leaf from a French text edition of Atlas Ma1or... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 40
Approx. Euro 34  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2