Book Description

New edition. Imperial 4to (410 x350mm), 8 engraved star charts 7 of which are period hand coloured in pastel shades of yellow, pink, green and tan. Engraved by W.G. Evans under the direction of E.H. Burritt.
Dealer Notes
Elijah Hinsdale Burritt (1794-1838), his much used popular American school atlas comprising pl. 1 (uncoloured, double-p.) : a Plan of the Solar System , plates II - VII numbered such that pl. III precedes pl. II. etc., each hand-coloured and illustrated with Greek and Roman mythology constellation figures, marked with the scale of magnitudes of the stars, plate VI entitled 'Northern Circumpolar Map for each Month of the year', pl. VII entitled 'Southern Circumpolar Map for each Month of the year' and final double-p. pl. Celestial Planisphere or Map of the Heavens.
For a full descriptive history see, Astronomy magazine, Michael E. Bakich, "The importance of The Geography of the Heavens
Schools and colleges throughout America regarded the book as a valuable tool for teaching astronomy. " May 5, 2020 issue
Author BURRITT, Elijah H.
Date [1835?]
Binding Publisher's printed card covers
Publisher New York: Published by F.J. Huntington and Co, 174 Pearl Street
Illustrator E.H. Burritt
Condition Used school atlas, covers splitting with several stains and lacking a corner, first plate heavily waterstained and splitting in lower fold, 2nd pl. very lightly waterstained, minor waterstain to margins of last double p. pl. with small split in lower fold
Pages ff. 10 i.e. 2 double-page pl. and 8 single p. pl.

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