Dec 08, 2015 - Sale 2401

Sale 2401 - Lot 156

Price Realized: $ 4,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
(CELESTIAL.) Pardies, Ignacius-Gaston. Complete set of six untitled celestial charts, engraved on laid paper, 480x390 mm sheet size. [Np: probably Christoph Weigel, circa 1725]

Additional Details

A superb, highly decorative group of celestial charts, covering the entire night sky. We can date the present charts from the constellations they depict to after 1687 (Hevelius, Uranographia), but before 1756 (Lacaille). They seemingly constitute an unrecorded fifth edition of Pardies' star chart series, first published in 1674.

"Pardies' star atlas is stylistically one of the most attractive ever published. Pardies took his constellation figures primarily from Bayer's Uranometria, but since each chart covers a large section of the sky, these figures had to be carefully integrated, which was not an easy task." -- Linda Hall Library. Cf, Rumsey 6900.