Sketches of the Relative Position and Mythological History of the Constellations by Jacob Green
Dated 1824 From First Edition
Sheet size: 11 x 8 inches approx
Plate impression: 9 x 7 inches approx
Condition : Condition: Minimal foxing, slight offsetting from text pages, some paper loss in outer margin.
An exquisite hand-colored engraving from the first American celestial atlas. Jacob Green's 1824 work, Sketches of the Relative Position and Mythological History of the Constellations, was based on the plates of Johann Elert Bode's 1801 Uranographia. Bode's work was "the first reasonable complete description of the starts visible to the unaided eye," (Astronomical Observations: Astronomy and the Study of Deep Space).
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