Dec 09 at 10:30 AM - Sale 2591 -

Sale 2591 - Lot 42

Estimate: $ 300 - $ 400
(CELESTIAL.) Charles Dien. Uranographie Dressee sous l'Inspection de Monsieur Bouvard Astronome. Large engraved folding planisphere. 32x44 inches overall, dissected into 12 segments and mounted to original linen backing; heavy staining, tack points at upper margin, printed date excised at upper center fold joint (as issued), scattered pencil annotations; signed in ink by the author at the lower right of the northern hemisphere. Paris, [1837]

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Rare chart offering detailed scientific knowledge of the astral skies in a straight-forward simplified presentation, abandoning the figural embellishment typically associated with early celestial maps. OCLC locates one example (BNF).