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    Important Scientific Books: The Richard Green Library

    17 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 306

    SCHWINCK, G. Mappa Coelestis sive Tabulae Quinque inerrantium septimumordinem non excedentium et usque ad XXX gradum decl. Austr. Pertinentium quas pro medio seculo XIX stereographice construxit. Leipzig: K. F. Köhler, 1843.

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    SCHWINCK, G. Mappa Coelestis sive Tabulae Quinque inerrantium septimumordinem non excedentium et usque ad XXX gradum decl. Austr. Pertinentium quas pro medio seculo XIX stereographice construxit. Leipzig: K. F. Köhler, 1843.

    Oblong 2o (573 x 650 mm). 5 engraved star charts (some occasional minor spotting to plates and text leaves). Contemporary green half roan, marbled boards (some rubbing and light wear). Provenance: Fürstliche Hofbibliothek Donauesschingen (library stamp on verso of title-page).

    FIRST EDITION of Schwinck's rare star atlas, dedicated to the well-known German astronomer F.W. Bessel, who advised Schwinck on this work. Schwinck's atlas was considered more of a professional atlas than a popular atlas, with the location and intensity of different stars noted in black in the foreground and the constellations mapped out in lighter red in the background.


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