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    Sale 5808

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    8 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 43

    ENGHIRAMI, Giovanni. Mappa uranografica rappresentante la porzione dell'ora XVIII compresa fra i paralleli XVI°. Boreale e XV°. Australe delineata nell'osservatorio delle Scude Pie di Firenze. Florence: Stamperia Calasanziana, 1829. 2° (500 x 380mm). Tables and one engraved star chart (spotted and lightly browned, rusthole to edge of title and first few leaves). Original printed wrappers (a few tears and nicks). Provenance: "To the Observatory at Oxford, from the Reverend Thomas John ?Hussey (inscription on wrapper); Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford (stamps).

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    ENGHIRAMI, Giovanni. Mappa uranografica rappresentante la porzione dell'ora XVIII compresa fra i paralleli XVI°. Boreale e XV°. Australe delineata nell'osservatorio delle Scude Pie di Firenze. Florence: Stamperia Calasanziana, 1829. 2° (500 x 380mm). Tables and one engraved star chart (spotted and lightly browned, rusthole to edge of title and first few leaves). Original printed wrappers (a few tears and nicks). Provenance: "To the Observatory at Oxford, from the Reverend Thomas John ?Hussey (inscription on wrapper); Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford (stamps).

    With 11 others including Six Maps of the Stars. Published under the Superintendence of The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (London, 1833, 6 engraved hand-coloured star charts), Francis Wollaston's The Northern Circumpolar Region laid down from observation ([London, c.1800]), G. Schwinck's Mappa Coelestis sive Tabulae Quinque (Leipzig, 1843), Otto Boeddicker's The Milky Way from the North Pole to 10° of South Declination drawn at The Earl of Rosse's Observatory at Birr Castle (London, 1892) and E. Schonfield & A. Krueger's Atlas des Nördlichen Gestirnten Himmels (Bonn, 1899). (12)


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