Atlas, designed to illustrate The Geography of the Heavens, ATLAS - CELESTIAL, Elijah H. Burritt.

Atlas, designed to illustrate The Geography of the Heavens,

New York. Huntington and Savage. 1836.
Plates I-VII (one double-page black and white plan, one double-page map with handcolor plus six single page handcolored maps), original paper-covered stiff card wrappers, 16 x 14 1/4 inches. The covers show considerable past dampstaining with discoloration and light undulation, also heavy wear to extremities. There is some staining and undulation to the left sheet of the first double-page plan, with only staining to the upper right corner and light undulation of the right hand sheet; occasional light toning and spotting to the six handcolored maps, but overall good or better condition. The binding string has broken. This is a folio sized atlas, the supplement to Burritt's Geography of the Heavens, which includes six highly decorative pictorial representations of the star formations. The hand coloring in this edition is partial, and softer than some of the many other editions published. The plates are as follows in the order inserted into the atlas: Plate I (double page black and white lithograph): A Plan of the Solar System Exhibiting its Relative Magnitudes and Distances; Plate III (single page handcolored lithograph): The Visible Heavens in January, February and March; Plate II (single page handcolored lithograph): The Visible Heavens in October, November and December; Plate V (single page handcolored lithograph): The Visible Heavens in July, August and September; Plate IV (single page handcolored lithograph): The Visible Heavens in April, May, and June; Plate VII (single page handcolored lithograph): Southern Circumpolar Map for each Month in the Year; Plate VI (single page handcolored lithograph): Northern Circumpolar Map for each Month in the Year; Plate VIII (double page handcolored lithograph): A Celestial Planisphere, or Map of the Heavens. Item #54070

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