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Sterre kaert of hemels pleyn, waer door men kan wete hoe laet dat het is over de gehele aertkloot, op alle meridiane en polus hoogte . . .
Artist: Elwe Jan Barend ( - 1795 ) Amsterdam; issued in : Amsterdam; date: 1792 1780 - - technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; condition: Very good; size (in cm): 47 x 67,5 - description: Very decorative celestical chart of the projection of the night sky showing all the heavenly bodies and with panels of astrological notations below. The Chameleon, the Phoenix, the Toucan, Grus (the crane), Indus (Indian warrior with spear), Hydrus, Pavo, Paradisea, Triangulum, Musca (the fly), Volans (a flying fish) and Dorado (the goldfish). All figures are mirror imaged, because the chart is drawn as if looking towards the Earth from beyond the stars, rather than drawn from the Earth looking out. Elwe's re-issue of a great chart first published by Johannes van Keulen in 1709 and then by Ottens in 1750. One of the best Dutch celestial charts, that rolls out the entire night sky in a modified Mercator style projection.
      [Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG]
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