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Nice example of Johanne Doppelmayr's map of the Southern Skies, with the constellations shown and the various stars illustrated in gold.

Dopplemayr's decorative celestial chart illustrates that the southern sky forms the south ecliptic pole to ecliptic. The constellations are delineated based upon the catalogue of Johannes Hevelius and include Orion, Scorpio, Taurus, Eridanus and the Southern Cross. The constellations include some unusual additions, including the Peacock, Toucan and a lovely unicorn called Monoceros.

The corners of the chart are decorated with vignettes of the astronomical observatories at Greenwich, Copenhagen, Cassel and Berlin.

Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr was a professor of mathematics at the Aegidien Gymnasium in Nuremberg. He collaborated with Homann on most of Homann's celestial maps.

Condition Description
Minor misfold and some soiling in margins.