Uranometris. A Reproduction of the Copy in the British Library
Alburgh: Archival Facsimiles Limited, 1987. Facsimile Edition. Blue hardback cloth cover. 390mm x 270mm (15" x 11"). [110pp.]. B/w reproductions of Bayer's star charts (double page) with accompanying Latin text. Facsimile copy. Published in Augsburg in 1603 by Christophorus Mangusunder the full title 'Uranometria: omnium asterismorum continens schemata, nova methodo delineata, aereis laminis expressa' [Uranometria, containing charts of all the constellations, drawn by a new method and engraved on copper plates]. The word Uranometria derives from Urania, Muse of the heavens and Uranos, the Greek word for sky/heavens. It was the first atlas to cover the entire celestial sphere. British Library catalogue number 532.1.4.. VG : in very good condition without dust jacket .
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