Constellations of the southern hemisphere – Hemisphaerium Coeli Australe
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+
Map reference: Stott, Celestial Charts, p. 94/5, Warner, The Sky Explored, p. 64, entry 1B.
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.
Map of the Moon – Tabula Selenographica in qua Lunariumby Johann Gabriel DoppelmayrPrice (without VAT): €3 500,00 / $4 130,00 / £3 115,00
The unique and famous first comparative chart of the Moon (with double competing nomenclature) from which the names of many lunar features have been derived.
Planisphaerium Coeleste (double hemisphere celestial chart)by Frederik de WitPrice (without VAT): €3 500,00 / $4 130,00 / £3 115,00
Rare and exceptional map enhanced with gold