Lot 33: Seller (John). Atlas Coelestis containing the systems and theoryes of the Planets the Constellations of the starrs and other phenominas of the heavens with nessesary tables relating thereto collected, circa 1690,

Dominic Winter Auctions

April 11, 2018
Near Cirencester, United Kingdom

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Description: decorative title, with 18th century ownership signature, sixty-one uncoloured engraved celestial charts, tables and diagrams, including forty-eight double-page, occasional staining, first two pages with new gutter, later endpapers, contemporary calf, re-backed, 8vo - Quantity (1)
Notes: The first pocket celestial atlas published in England. This is the scarce second edition. The atlas was reprinted with the title 'Atlas coelestis', rather than 'Atlas caelestis', with the contents unchanged. The table which 'readily sheweth ye exact day of ye New and full Moone' is present in an amended second state, with the start date altered to 1680 and the finishing date now 1700. The atlas is essentially composite in nature, with thirty-one engravings of the constellations, a double-page celestial hemisphere, two double-page engraved maps of the Moon, and a map of the constellations around the North Pole and other tables and charts.
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