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UNDERSTANDING THE HEAVENS: PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Bayer, Johann
URANOMETRIA. ULM: JOHANNIS GORLINI, 1661
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 USD
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15

UNDERSTANDING THE HEAVENS: PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Bayer, Johann
URANOMETRIA. ULM: JOHANNIS GORLINI, 1661
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 11,250 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

History of Science & Technology, Including the Nobel Prize and Papers of Richard P. Feynman

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Bayer, Johann
URANOMETRIA. ULM: JOHANNIS GORLINI, 1661
Folio (323 x 210mm.) Engraved architectural title, hand colored, incorporating vignette view of Ulm, and 51 double-page engraved astronomical charts (by Alexander Mair), each with delicate hand coloring and the stars heightened in gold; title trimmed and mounted to front board and light, mostly marginal spotting. Later calf-backed limo card boards.
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Catalogue Note

THE FIRST ACCURATE CELESTIAL ATLAS. Bayer was the first to use Greek letters to identify the more important stars in each constellation - a method still employed today as the Bayer Designation. Each sheet describes a single constellation or Zodiacal group.

History of Science & Technology, Including the Nobel Prize and Papers of Richard P. Feynman

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New York