Dec 13, 2018 - Sale 2496

Sale 2496 - Lot 32

Price Realized: $ 1,188
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(CELESTIAL.) de Wit, Frederick. Planisphaerium Coeleste. Double-page, double-hemispheric engraved celestial chart. 22x30 inches sheet size, wide margins; original hand-color in full; foxing, margins of upper left corner replaced, cracks and small losses to verdigris reinforced on verso, small areas of inexpert reinstatement within border spandrels. Amsterdam, circa 1680

Additional Details

Impressive oversize chart showing six diagrams of heavenly configurations and representations of over fifty constellations derived from the celestial hemispheres on Joan Blaeu's 1648 world map. The present example, having fine original hand-coloring, would benefit from proper conservation. Warner, The Sky Explored, page 264.