A Celestial Planisphere of the Heavens
Star map showing the locations of constellations in the night sky.
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This wonderful star chart reflects the keen interest of astronomers of the 19th century. Dozens of celestial bodies are identified and plotted throughout the sky, many of which are individually labeled. Surrounding each cluster is a faint dotted outline and label identifying the corresponding constellation. The course of the Milky Way is highlighted in a soft blue, while the path of the Ecliptic is also accentuated with attractive hand color.
Further information on the location of the sun (and the corresponding astrological signs) can be seen running across the bottom of the page. Also of interest is the route of the Comet Tralles, which was clearly visible across Europe during July, 1819.
Engraved by W.G. Evans under the direction of E.H. Burritt and published in Hartford by F.J. Huntington in 1835.
Publication Date: 1835
Author: F.J. Huntington
Sheet Width (in): 28
Sheet Height (in): 16.1
Condition Description: The entire sheet is moderately toned, consistent with age, and shows scattered soiling throughout. Some discoloration is concentrated along the vertical centerfold. The edges show moderate soiling and several small tears, the largest of which have been repaired on the verso.
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