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One of the Most Striking, Early Constellation Charts
A Superb Example with Luxurious, Original Color

Celestial Chart. CELLARIUS, A. [Amsterdam, 1660]
Haemisphaerium Stellatum Australe aequali sphaerum proportione.
17 x 20 ¼ inches.
Superb original color, fine condition. Archivally framed.

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A Constellation Chart of Ingenious Design

Constellations.. CELLARIUS, A./ VALK & SCHENK [Amsterdam, 1708]
Haemisphaerium stellatum Australe aequali sphaerum proportione.
17 x 20 ¼ inches.
Fine original color; reinforced centerfold, else excellent condition.

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A Fine, English Celestial Globe

Globe/ Southern Constellations. CARY, J. & W. [London, 1791/ 1816]
Cary’s New Celestial Globe, On Which are correctly laid down upwards of 3500 Stars Selected from the most accurate observations and calculated for the Year 1800…Strand London Jan.1 1816.

12-inches diameter, 25 inches high with a 17 ½ inch diameter horizon band. In original Queen Anne, mahogany stand with a compass in the base. Globe is surmounted by a calibrated brass northern polar hour circle in calibrated full brass meridian, the horizon band with engraved paper calendar and zodiac. Fine original color; slightly age-darkened & minor staining but an attractive patina, excellent overall.

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A Remarkable American Astronomical Device

Planetarium/ Armillary Sphere/ Scientific Education. BRYANT, Henry L. [Hartford, CT., 1872]
The Celestial Indicator .

18 1/2 inches high, 11 1/2 inches diameter, 7 1/2 inch diameter base. Comprised of a series of calibrated brass armillary bands forming a spherical frame, surrounding an orrery mechanism comprised of the various known planets represented by wooden spheres on wire armatures, spherical and painted wooden representation of the earth with revolving moon sphere, a rectangular plate representing the asteroid belt, and at the very center a brass sphere representing the sun, turning by a knob on the outer part of the sphere. The brass bands mounted with instruction label, label showing the stars in the zodiac belt, and central front label on rounded plate showing the northern sky including the serpent constellation. All raised on a round cast iron base with gilt-line decoration. Some tarnishing of metals, still excellent condition overall.

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