Jul 09 at 10:30 AM - Sale 2540 - Exhibition Hours

Sale 2540 - Lot 41

Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(CELESTIAL.) Whiston, William; and Senex, John. A Scheme of the Solar System with the Orbits of the Planets and Comets Belonging Thereto, Described from Dr. Halley's Accurate Table of Comets... Founded on Sr. Isaac Newton's Wonderful Discoveries. Large engraved folding chart of the Solar System surrounded by panels of abundant descriptive text. 27 1/2x24 1/4 inches sheet size, narrow but sufficient margins; few short closed tears, strengthening to original folds on verso, repair at upper left with a small loss of printed text. London: John Senex, circa 1720

Additional Details

A wonderful early 18th-century engraved chart showing the orbits of the planets and paths of the comets observed by astronomers Edmund Halley and William Whiston. First issued by Whiston in 1712, this edition of the chart was re-engraved and included in John Senex's New General Atlas, circa 1720. with: Small printed broadside "A catalogue of the maps as they are placed in this book" listing 34 maps, number 1 being the present chart.