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Publisher: ELWE, J. B.
Title: Sterre Kaert of Hemels Pleyn. . .
Published in: Amsterdam, 1792
Size: 18.5 x 22.0 inches.
47.0 x 56.0 cm.

Old hand color
Condition: Good impression. With faint soiling and overall toning. Creasing to central fold with a repair on the lower fold area. Hand laid and watermarked paper with good margins.
A few short repaired tears to the paper edges.

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A fantastic 18th century copper engraved map. This large and unusual Dutch celestial chart shows the constellations of both the northern and southern hemispheres on a single rectangular projection.
With twelve new constellations: the Chameleon, the Phoenix, the Toucan, Grus (the crane), Indus (Indian warrior with spear), Hydrus, Pavo, Paradisea, Triangulum, Musca (the fly), Volans (a flying fish) and Dorado (the goldfish). Below the chart a table gives time calculations. Cherubs support a small cartouche within the chart (Door Dit Hemels Pleyn…)

The chart is the work of Remmet Teunisse Backer from circa 1684. It was issued by several publishers throughout the eighteenth century. This is the last state with Elwe's imprint added in the chart and Johannes de Ram's imprint barely visible below the bottom neat line.
Highly decorative with very nice hand colouring, signs, animals, compass roses, cherubs, a large sailing ship. . .

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