Antique Celestial Maps

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Terrestial and celestial spheres

Attractively hand-colored map. Zodiac globe in center and several  detailed globes surrounding it.

This map gives us no author. But it is decidedly French. Most likely published ca. 1760/80 in Paris in the style George Louis Le Rouge (1712-1780) published his celestial atlas. This map, however, is much larger (see measurements below). It bears the N° 1, suggesting that it was one of several in a series. And  two venders addresses suggest, that this map was individually sold in two book shops in the Quartier Latin of Paris.

Legend in the French language flanking the images on left and right side.

The titles of paragraphs beginning upper left:

"De la Sphere"

"L'Equateur"

"Des Tropiques"

"Le Zodiac"

"Les Cercles Polaires"

"L'Horson"

"Le Meridien"

Condition: Very good condition. Very attractive hand coloring. Some spotting in margins and minimal traces of age and use only in margins. Vertical centerfold. Tiny piece of lower right corner is missing.

32 x 55,5 cm (ca. 12.5 x 21.9")

$ 650,00

Order Nr. CELESTIAL251484


Star map of the northern Hemisphere

"Der Noerdliche Sternhimmel (Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts. ( The northern sky as known in the middle of the 19th Century) Steel engraving by A. Stieler and D.C. Bruhns dated 1870. Printed in light green.

This celestial map is very interesting for its great detail in the center circle that reaches as far as the Equator. Around the outside of this circle are the various signs of Zodiac with light drawing of the figures.

The map is in very good condition except for a small repair on the centerfold in the lower margin. A few very light spots.

26.5 x 34.8 cm ( 10.4 x 13.7 ")

$ 150.00

Order Nr. CELESTIALMAP235794


Planet system of the sun - Planeten-System der Sonne

Planeten-System der Sonne

Steel engraving by A. Stieler dated 1871.

The map shows the planets of our solar system with special insets showing their sizes and paths around te sun. There are details of the rings of Saturn as well as the 24 hour positions of the sun and earth.

Map has a repair on the reverse side on the centerfold. Very minor signs of use and age.

32 x 34 cm ( 12.5 x 13.3 ")

$ 150.00

Order Nr. CELESTIAL236473


Celestial Map

Image: 14 x 16.5 cm ( 5.5 x 6.4 ")

Transparent Layover:

Celestial Map

"Faksimilie einer alten Darstellung des Ptolemaeischen Weltsystems"

Wood engraving printed in color after the original by Andreae Cellarii. Published 1900.
Attached to the map is a transparent layover with the names of the star formations.

Map and layover both have a vertical centerfold.

$ 40.00

Order Nr. CELESTIAL246860


No Title.

Celestial map shows many interesting aspects of the solar system such as the star constellations of
the north and south hemisphere as well as an image of the moon and the antipodes of the earth.

This map was published in the Geographischen Institut in Hildburghausen ca 1890.

Vertical centerfold to fir original book size. Imprint is light.

21 x 27 cm ( 8.2 x 10.8 ")

$ 80.00

Order Nr. CELESTIAL248982


Gestirnte Himmel

"Der Gestirnte Himmel"

Lithograph ca 1875 showing the positions of the stars on the northern sky. The names of the various
constellations are in German.

Diamater: 33 cm ( 12.9 ")

$ 120.00

Order Nr. CELESTIAL249056


"Sonnensystem: Innere-Planetengruppe"

Lithograph by L. Ravenstein, printed in color, 1890. Vertical centerfold.

Extra page of text ( in German ) with interesting information and statistics.

15.5 x 22 cm ( 6.1 x 8.6 ")

$ 60.00

Order Nr. CELESTIAL250635


"Planeten System der Sonne"

Extremely interesting celestial map showing various aspects of the solar system. The large circle has the signs of Zodiac
and also specific comets and dates. In the lowe right are details and dates of orbit of the Earth, Venus ans Mercury.
In the lower left is information about the moon.
Map is dated 1873.

Map has a vertical centerfold.

32 x 34 cm ( 12.5 x 13.3 ")

$ 145.00

Order Nr. CELESTIAL248879


"Das Planeten System"

This lithograph shows the path of some of the planets in 88 days.Published ca 1875.

This lithograph has several creases in the image and upper margin.

31 x 34.5 cm ( 12.2 x 13.5 ")

$ 90.00

Order Nr. CELESTIAL240057


"Planiglobii Terrestris cum Utroq Hemisphaerio Caelesti Generalis Exhibitio, ......."

Copper engraving map by Johann Baptist Homann, published in Nuermberg 1720.
Hand coloring.

In the upper corners are decorative putti blowing the breath of life into the world globes.
In the lower left is the eruption of Mount Etna. In the lower right is a rainbow and water
rising in little towers in Norway. Very detailed information about these and other
natural phenomena.

The vertical centerfold has been professionaly flattened so as to be invisible
on the front side Small repair on lower centerfold. Minor creasing in left margin.

Map image: 48 x 56 cm ( 18.8 x 22 ")

$ 2200.00

Order Nr. WORLD251512


Celestial Map

Image: 22 x 26 cm ( 8.5 x 10.2")

Transparent Layover attached to map:

Celestial Map

"Faksimilie einer alten Darstellung des nördlichen Sternhimmels"

Wood engraving printed in color after the original by Andreae Cellarii, Published 1900.
Attached to the map is a transparent layover with the names of the star formations.

Map and layover both have a vertical centerfold.

Order Nr. CELESTIAL246866 SOLD


"Planisphere pour les Alignements des principales Etoiles"

Copper engraving by Jean Nicolas Fortin ( 1750-1831 ) after J. Flamsteed ( 1646 - 1719 ).
Published 1776 in Paris.

Map of the stars from "Atlas Celeste de Flamsteed"

One repair on the lower centerfold and another in the lower right of image.

19 x 24 cm ( 7.4 x 9.4 ")

$ 130.00

Order Nr. CELESTIALMAP248628


Souther star map - Der Suedliche Sternhimmel (Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts.

"Der Suedliche Sternhimmel (Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts.) ( The Southern sky as known in the middle of the 19th Century) Steel engraving by J. Baer and D.C. Bruhns dated 1870. Printed in light bluish green.

In the center of the map is the South Pole. The outer circle of the concentric circles is the Equator.Around the outside of this circle are the various signs of Zodiac with light drawing of the figures.

The map is in very good condition. A few very light spots in margins.

29.5 x 36.2 cm ( 11.6 x 14.2 ")

$ 150.00

Order Nr. CELESTIALMAP235869


"Tabula Selenographica in qua Lunarium Macularum exacta Descriptio secundum
Nomenclaturam Praestissimorum Astronomorum tam Hevelii quam Riccioli...

Copper engraving map by Johann Baptist Homann in Nuerenberg, ca 1707 after
Johann Gabriel Doppelmayer ( 1671-1750).

The two maps showng the surface of the moon are from models by Johannes Hevelius
and Giovanni Battista Riccioli using their nomenclature.

Johannes Hevelius was the first to publish a treatise entirely about the moon. He founded the science
of selenography - the science of the moon. It is named after Selene, the godess of the moon.

This map has attractive hand coloring. Small repair on lower centerfold.
Tiny piece of lower right margin has been added. A few minor signs of age and use.

48.5 x 57 cm ( 19 x 22.4 ")

$ 2400.00

Order Nr. MOON251485


Verteilung der Nebelflecke und Sternhaufen ueber die suedliche Himmelshaelfte

"Verteilung der Nebelflecke und Sternhaufen ueber die suedliche Himmelshaelfte". Wood engraving from Biliographisches Institut in Leipzig, ca 1875. Printed in color.

Light browning on margin edges. Centerfold.

Diameter of circle: 19 cm ( 7.4 ")
Page size: 24 x 29.7 cm ( 9.4 x 11.6 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. CELESTIALMAP2366


"Verteilung der Nebelflecke und Sternhaufen ueber die noerdliche Himmelshaelfte". Wood engraving from Biliographisches Institut in Leipzig, ca 1875. Printed in color.

Light browning on margin edges. Centerfold.

Diameter of circle: 19 cm ( 7.4 ")
Page size: 24 x 29.7 cm ( 9.4 x 11.6 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. CELESTIAL2367


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"Mouvement et Positions de Mars pendant l'annee 1868"
"Positions de Jupiter et Saturne pendant l'annee 1868"

Wood engravings published 1870. On the reverse side is a diagram of the Planet Uranus in 1868.

24 x 15 cm ( 9.4 x 5.9 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. CELESTIAL249116


"Der Erdball"
"Die Jaehrliche Bewegung der Erde um die Sonne
von einem Punkte betrachtet, der nahe an der Ebene der Erdbahn liegt"

Image shows the path of the earth around the sun from a fixed point. Interesting article ( in German )
about the solar system that continues on the reverse side. Published ca 1885.

Page size: 30 x 20 cm ( 11.8 x 7.8 ")

$ 55.00

Order Nr. CELESTIAL249109


No Title.

Very lively illustrated celestial map. Copper engraving by B. Cole. Published 1755.
The names of the star formations are in Latin. Atrractive hand coloring.

Two vertical folds to fit original book size.

Diameter: 16.5 cm ( 6.4 ")
Page size: 20.5 x 23.5 cm ( 8 x 9.2 ")

Order Nr. CELESTIAL245246 SOLD


Hemisphere XVIII Austral

"Hemisphere XVIII Austral"

Type of print: Copper etching

Engraver / Artist: Anonymous

Color: Hand coloring

Publisher: John Flamsteed (1646-1719)

Published: Atlas Celeste (Plate 23)

Where / when: London,1753

View of southern sky star formations

Image: 17,5 x 22.4 cm (ca. 6.9 x 8.6")

Page size: 17,5 x 22,5 cm (ca. 8.5 x 8.9")

The vertical centerfold has been reinforced. Light browning of margin edges.
Repair in lower margin on centerfold. Overall light age toning.

Order Nr.CELESTIALMAP238835 SOLD


Upper image: " Noerdlicher Sternhimmel"
Lower image: "Suedlicher Sternhimmel"

Two detailed images of the northern and southern sta constellations published 1899.
The names of the stars are in Latin and German.

Page size: 41 x 26 cm ( 16.3 x 10.2")

Order Nr. CELESTIAL248843SOLD


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