Der grosse Bär
Date: Germany,1780 about
Matter: astronomy
300,00 €
Copper plate, (mm180x225). Good copy, modern color, numbered top right, from a german edition of « Atlas celeste de Flamstèed aprouvè par l’academie royale des science, et publiè sous le privilege de cette compagnie » Paris, F.G. Deschamps,1776. John Flamsteed was the first astronomer royal to King Charles II and the founder of the Royal Greenwich Observatory. This is the second edition of his star atlas. Flamstéed’s method of determining right ascensions has been called the basis of modern astronomy.


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