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Publisher: THOMAS, C.
Title: Delphinus.
Published in: Frankfurt & Leipzig, c.1730
   
Size: 4.6 x 4.9 inches.
11.7 x 12.5 cm.
Coloring:

In attractive original colours.
Condition: Dark impression. Water stain in lower right margin, hardly affecting printed area.
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Uncommon celestial print showing the constellation of Delphinus, published by Corbinianus Thomas in the Manuductio ad Astronomiam, Juxta modum Bayeri, Mathematici celeberrimi, concinnata, multis,…edita ŕ Joh. Philippo Andreae
Individual zodiac signs of this period are uncommon, especially in full colour.
C. Thomas (1694-1767), a German Benedictine monk, was professor of mathematics and later theology at the University of Salzburg.
According to Warner, the artistic style, choice of constellations, and method of star identification used by Thomas was influenced by Coronelli, geographer and cosmographer of the Venice republic.

Thomas was one of the first celestial cartographers to devote a separate plate to Camelopardalis, a constellation that first appeared on globes around 1600, but which usually in star atlases had to share billing with Cepheus or Cassiopeia.
Thomas was also the first catographer to provide individual plates from some of the Southern consellations, such as Indus and Pavo which customarily were shown only as a small part of a single plate or planisphere centered on the south celestial pole.

More about Celestial charts and globes [+]
Reference: Poggend. II, 1096 u. ; Honeyman 2975; Not in Houzeau/L.



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