BAYER, Johann (1572-1625). Uranometria, omnium asterismorum continens schemata, nova methodo delineata, aeris laminisexpressa.

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BAYER, Johann (1572-1625).

Uranometria, omnium asterismorum continens schemata, nova methodo delineata, aeris laminisexpressa.


Published by Ulm: Johann Gorlinus, 1639., 1639
BAYER, Johann (1572-1625). Uranometria, omnium asterismorum continens schemata, nova methodo delineata, aeris laminisexpressa.Ulm: Johann Gorlinus, 1639. Folio (12 3/8 x 8 1/2 inches). Engraved title-page and 51 full-sheet engraved star charts (lacking all text). [BOUND WITH]: the text of Bayer's Explicatio characterum aeneis uranometrias imaginum, tabulis, insculptorum, addita, Ulm: Balthasar Kühn for Johannes Görlin, 1640; 4to (8 x 6 inches); engraved title-page (slightly frayed at edges, occasional minor soiling). Contemporary vellum; a bit worn and soiled. An intriguing early edition of the first accurate star atlas, combining the engraved plates from the second edition with the text from a scarce unillustrated scholarly edition of the work. Based on the binding, the text and plates were combined shortly after publication, probably when a remainder set of the engravings was discovered. Several pages of the text have early annotations by a student. Honeyman 246; Norman 142; Deborah Warner, The Sky Explored: Celestial Cartography 1500-1800, pp 18 19; Zimmer 3951.