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MWC 041 Der Gestirnte Himmel Suedliche Halbkugel

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MWC 041 Gestirnte Himmel[1].

MWC 041  Gestirnte Himmel close up[1].

Der Gestirnte Himmel Noerdliche/Suedliche Halbkugel

Antique engraved maps, showing the stars of the  southern hemispheres divided into constellations;  astronomy by Carl Bruhns from  C F Weiland’s Allgemeiner Hand-Atlas der Erde und des Himmels published by the Weimar Geographisches Institut 1857.

530 x 489 mm.

Original hand colour. Condition very good.  (The separation at the top of the centre fold visible in the image has now been joined with conservation tape)  $A450

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MWC 038 Tavola Cosmografica l

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MWC 038 Zatta

Tavola Cosmografica l.  Mappa dell’universo e de due piu celebri sistemi planetarj

Antique engraved celestial map showing the solar system and fixed stars, on one side according to Ptolemy and on the other, according to Copernicus and Pythagoras.  By Antonio Zatta, Venice 1777.

270 x 430 mm

Full original colour.  Very good condition, but 3 small spots.   $A 775 

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MWC 034 Der Sichtbare Seite der Mond-oberflaesche

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Der Sichtbare Seite der Mond-oberflaesche bei Voller Beleuchtung 

Antique engraved map of the “visible side of the moon when fully lit” with extensive detail and almost 300 features named; by Baer & Maedler from Stieler’s Hand-Atlas, published by Justus Perthes, Gotha 1872.

338 x 412 mm.

Lithographed in colour. (Contrast between Moon and background ore marked than on later editions).Condition good with some foxing, largely hidden by the colour; edges age toned, which has also affected the outer edges of the blue background in an even and muted manner.   $A100

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MWC 033 Planisphere Celeste

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MWC 033 planisphere celecte desbussons

Planisphere Celeste donnant les divisions des etoiles fixes en constellations

Antique engraved map of the southern and northern celestial hemispheres showing the constellations with diagrams of the apparent movement of the ‘fixed’ stars, symbols for different star intensities, and signs of the Zodiac, by Desbuissons from Nouvel Atlas Illustre Geographie Universelle  c 1870.

234 x 392 mm. 

Lithograph colour; Condition good; very minor foxing and creasing of upper margin.   $A 200

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MWC 026 Hemisphaerium Coeli Australe

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MWC 026 Doplmeier

Hemisphaerium Coeli Australe

Antique engraved map of the southern skies with constellations shown as figures and the four principal European observatories at Greenwich, Kassel, Copenhagen and Berlin depicted in the corners.  By Gabriel Doppelmaier from his Atlas coelestis…exhibentur.  Johan Baptist Homann, c 1720.

Image size:
487x 580 mm (19 1/8 x 22 7/8 in). 

Condition excellent with original colour (slight fading along centerfold.)  $A 3000

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MWC 025 Der Gestirnte Himmel Noerdliche/Suedliche Halbkugel

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MWC 025 A Bruhns S

Der Gestirnte Himmel Noerdliche/Suedliche Halbkugel (2 sheets)

Pair of antique engraved maps, showing the stars of the northern and southern hemispheres divided into constellations;  by Carl Bruhns  from C F Weiland’s  Allgemeiner Hand-Atlas der Erde und des Himmels published by the Weimar Geographisches Institut 1857.

Each sheet 530 x 489 mm.

Original hand colour. Condition very good.  $A800

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MWC 024 Besichtbare Seite der Mond-oberflache

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MWC 024 Stieler Moon 1[1].

Besichtbare Seite der Mond-oberflache bei voller Beluechtung nach Baer u. Madler’s Karte 

Antique engraved map of the visible face of the moon with hundreds of features identified; engraved by Joh.:Carl Ausfeld from Stielers Hand-Atlas, published by Justus Perthes 1876. 330 x 406 mm. 

Lithographic colour. Condition very good.  $A 150

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MWC 023 Der Suedliche Sternhimmel

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Der Suedliche Sternhimmel

Antique engraved map of the southern skies with constellations and depictions of the zodiac by J C Baer and C Bruhns from Stielers Hand-atlas, Justus Perthes 1876.

289 x 364 mm. 

Chromolithograph and hand-colour.  Condition very good.  $A150

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MWC 020 Planisphaerium Ptolemaicum……

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Planisphaerium Ptolemaicum……

Spectacular antique engraved map of the solar system according to Ptolemy; the planets represented by mythical figures in chariots and an elaborate border showing 2 geographers. 

By Cellarius from his Harmonica Cosmographica,  reissued by Schenk and Valk 1708

435 x 521 mm

Striking original hand colour, Condition good (the ink has corroded the paper in a few places but this is only noticeable on close inspection)   $A2000

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MWC 014 Zone Equatoriale

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MWC 014 dien equatorial

MWC 014 close up

Zone Equatoriale tiree de la Carte Celeste de Ch. Dien

Antique engraved map of the  equatorial section of the starry sky showing constellations, by Camille Mague from an atlas by  E Bertaux, Paris c 1860.

208 x 773 mm. 

Liight original hand colour.  Condition good.  $A120

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