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Vorstellung Einer Gegend Des Gestirnten Himmels ... Januarius

Vorstellung Einer Gegend Des Gestirnten Himmels ... Januarius : 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: one of the best known and most recognisable constellations: Orion, Zwillinge (Gemini) - representing the twins Castor and Polydeuces in Greek mythology. The brothers were also known as the Dioscuri, which means "sons of Zeus." In most versions of the myth, however, only Polydeuces was Zeus' son, and Castor was the son of the mortal King Tyndareus of Sparta. Also shown is Einhorn (Monoceros - unicorn) and George's Harp. 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: 41817
literature: cf.Warner, The Sky Explored, p.34.

Price: £ 100

 
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