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Decorative large format map of the constellations, showing Sagittarius, with Capricornius Antinous, Serpens, Ophiuchus, Aquila and part of Scorpius, from Flamsteed's rare celestial atlas.

Flamsteed was the first Astronomer Royal at the London Observatory, winning out over Edmund Halley and Isaac Newton. He made a copious and thorough study of the heavens, but refused to publish his works, despite the urgings of his colleagues, including Halley and Newton. Finally, his life's work was published posthumously in 1728, in what is now an extremely scarce to rare work.