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hercules uranometria bayer antique celestial map

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Uranometria - Hercules


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Original antique map


From Bayer's landmark atlas of the stars Uranometria, initially published in 1603, this edition 1661. This series is famous for the beauty of its engravings and the accuracy of the charts, each plate has a carefully engraved grid, so that star positions can be read off to fractions of a degree. CONDITION :

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artist Johann Bayer (1572-1625)
method Copper-line engraving with later hand-colouring
date 1661
size 550mm by 650mm
SKU MP3729