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    Sale 2825

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    30 June - 1 July 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 136

    HUNTINGTON, F.J., A SET OF SIX AMERICAN CELESTIAL CHARTS

    CIRCA 1835

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    HUNTINGTON, F.J., A SET OF SIX AMERICAN CELESTIAL CHARTS
    CIRCA 1835
    Engraved by W.G. Evans, New York under the direction of E.H. Burritt; comprising plates II - VII with various astronomical figures, plates VI and VII titled Northern Circumpolar Map/for each Month of the year and Southern Circumpolar Map/for each Month of the year, handcoloured
    38 x 34 cm. (plates)
    Together with A PLAN of the SOLAR SYSTEM...; A CELESTIAL PLANISPHERE, OR MAP OF THE HEAVENS by Huntington, circa 1835; And two facsimile of the frontispices of Buritt's 'Atlas designed to illustrate the Geography of the heavens' (5)


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    A comparable set of charts by Huntington was sold Christie's New York, American Furniture, sale 2030, 25 September 2008, lot 73.

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