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Vorstellung Einer Gegend Des Gestirnten Himmels ... April

Vorstellung Einer Gegend Des Gestirnten Himmels ... April : J. E. Bode

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An attractive star chart, one of twelve monthly maps, each extending from the German horizon to about 45 degrees altitude. This particular example looks from east to south. The map shows many of the important constellations as well as naming some of the brightest stars on the chart. Prominent are: Jungfrau (Virgo), the second largest constellation in the sky, Rabe (The Raven - Corvus). The constellation Corvus represents the raven (or crow), Apollo's sacred bird in Greek mythology. According to the myth, the raven originally had white feathers. In one story, Apollo told the bird to watch over Coronis, one of his lovers, who was pregnant at the time. Coronis gradually lost interest in Apollo and fell in love with a mortal man, Ischys. When the raven reported the affair to Apollo, the god was so enraged that the bird did nothing to stop it that he flung a curse on it, scorching the raven's feathers. That, the legend goes, is why all ravens are black. Johann Elert Bode was a self taught astronomer whose texts and atlases on the subject were, and remain, hugely influential.
mapmaker: J. E. Bode
place and date of publication: Berlin 1801
medium and colour: copperplate, Coloured
size in mm: 155 by 195mm (6 by 7.75 inches).
ref: 41814
literature: cf.Warner, The Sky Explored, p.34.

Price: £ 100

 
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