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Uranometria … (Single star chart)
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Uranometria … (Single star chart)

by Bayer, Johann

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1639 (or later)
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Norwich, Vermont
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Bayer Uranometria Celestial Chart.
The constellation Serpens from the second edition of Johann Bayaer’s Uranometria… (Augsburg, Christophorus Mangus, 1639 or later. Fine condition, good margins, centerfold. One corner of the margin has been restored (see detail). Image is about 11 x 15 inches, sheet is about 12 ¾ x 16 ¼ inches.
The verso of this chart is blank, indicating the second edition. The first edition had the star catalogue printed on the verso of the plates. The first printing of the second edition was in 1639 but because of its popularity the atlas was reprinted many times into the early 18th century. Bayer was the first to use Greek letters to name stars in each constellation (in order of magnitude) an innovation still in use today. According to Warner, Bayer used Tycho Brahe’s catalogue of stars for stellar positions. The constellation Serpens, as seen on this chart, was chosen by Warner to illustrate her entry of Bayer in "The Sky Explored"
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