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London: Baldwin and Craddock, 1831. First edition, there were several reprints. Large quarto (14 x 16 inches), bound in quarter cloth and paper boards, large brown leather label on the front, gilt lettered and decorated. Published under the superintendence of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. "The following maps are laid down according to the gnomonic Projection: they are projected on the map 'in perspective'; that is, as they would be, if it were possible, at any given moment, by a Camera Lucida." The six full page "maps", with drawn anthropo- and zoo-morphic figures outlining the constellations, are hand-colored. From a contemporary review: "We congratulate our astronomical readers...on the appearance of these beautiful maps....perhaps the most valuable single part of the works published by the Society for Diffusion of Useful Knowledge." ("The Philosophical Magazine", March, 1831, p.202-3). Very scarce in the first edition; OCLC lists three copies, two in Europe and one in North America. Very light foxing, a Fine copy.
Title: Six Maps of the Stars.
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