Constellations of the southern hemisphere – Hemisphaerium Coeli Australe

by Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr

Detail

Date of first edition: ca. 1720

Date of this edition:  ca. 1720

Dimensions (not including margins): 48 x 57 cm

Condition: excellent. Sharp copper engraving. Discrete old colouring. Centre fold as published.

Condition rating: A+

Verso: blank

Map reference: Stott, Celestial Charts, p. 94/5, Warner, The Sky Explored, p. 64, entry 1B.

Item number:
53000-1
Region:
Celestial maps
Categories:
Recent Additions
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Doppelmayr

Nice example of Johanne Doppelmayr’s map of the Southern Skies, with the constellations shown and the various stars illustrated in gold.

Dopplemayr’s decorative celestial chart illustrates the southern sky form the south ecliptic pole to ecliptic. The constellations are delineated based upon the catalogue of Johannes Hevelius and include Orion, Scorpio, Taurus, Eridanus and the Southern Cross. The constellations include some unusal additions, including the Peacock, Toucan, and a lovely unicorn called Monoceros.

The corners of the chart are decorated with vignettes of the astronomical observatories at Greenwich, Copenhagen, Cassel, and Berlin.

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