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Celestials
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 3,825  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
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 1,275  

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 3,825  

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 3,825  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
HAMMOND, C.S. & CO.,  Hammond's guide to the exploration of space., antique map, old maps HAMMOND, C.S. & CO. - Hammond's guide to the exploration of space.
New York, 1958, In printed colours.. 650x970mm. Folding poster in good condition, except for some paper thinning on folds. 15 illustrations in full colour, with explanatory text and charts.
One of the great space posters of the late 1950's was the 1958 Hammond Space Map. Produced by the Hammond Map Company it has gorgeous paintings of the solar system, space station, space ships, satellites, space suit, and a settlement on the moon. 15 Illustrations in full colour. This poster remind... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
$ 175
Approx. Euro 149  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
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
TRUCHET, A.,  La Lune à un Mètre [Mini poster for Paris Exposition Universelle), antique map, old maps TRUCHET, A. - La Lune à un Mètre [Mini poster for Paris Exposition Universelle)
Paris, c.1900, In original lithograph colours.. 325x475mm. Light water staining in lower margin. Else in good condition.
Original lithograph poster for "Paris Exposition Universelle" held between April and November, 1900, which received 50 million visitors.

In 1899, director Georges Méliès created one of the most recognizable films in the history of early cinema, "La lune à un mètre" (1898), more famousl...
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$ 900
Approx. Euro 765  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
VILQUIN,  Set of 6 prints depicting planetary movements., antique map, old maps VILQUIN - Set of 6 prints depicting planetary movements.
Paris, 1820, Uncoloured.. 470x510mm. Some spotting, mainly in the margins. Margins a little frayed. Plate No.2 with repaired tear in upper part, 3cm into engraved area.
Each print with an extensive key. Prepared by Sigismond Visconti. Engraved by A.Gianni.

The following titles are included:
Système Solaire (No.1), Orbite de la Révolution annuelle de la Terre autor du Soleil avec l'indication des Saisons, Phases de la Lune (No.3), Eclipses de Solei...
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$ 2,200
Approx. Euro 1,870  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
[Wang Zhiyuan after Huang Shang],  T'ien wên t'u [A Map of the Stars], antique map, old maps [Wang Zhiyuan after Huang Shang] - T'ien wên 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 25,500  

Condition:
Condition Rating: 4