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    Sale 1963

    Maritime Art Including Fine Paintings, Nautical Antiques, Scrimshaw And Ship Models

    30 January 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 144

    A set of six framed plates from Smith's Illustrated Astronomy

    AFTER ASA SMITH (ACTIVE LATE 19TH CENTURY)

    Price Realised  

    A set of six framed plates from Smith's Illustrated Astronomy
    After Asa Smith (active late 19th Century)
    each hand-colored and illustrated with diagrams showing principles of planetary motion, astronomical phenomena, the moon, and the constellations, titles include 'Phases of the Moon', 'Telescopic View of the Full Moon', 'Terrestrial & Celestial Globes', 'Definitions', 'Tides', and one untitled diagram of the solar system (not examined out of frames).
    P. 10 x 8¼ in. (25.4 x 21 cm.) all overall 16¼ x 14½ in. (41.3 x 36.8 cm.) (6)


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