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Atlas céleste de Flamstéed

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QB 65 .F52 1795 R.B. (RARE BOOK)

Atlas céleste de Flamstéed : publié en 1776 par J. Fortin ... / Troisième édition, revue, corrigée et augmentée / par MM. Delalande et Méchain.

Flamsteed, John, 1646-1719.

A Paris : Chez Delamarche, éditeur et géographe ..., 1795.
ix, [1], 47, [1] p., 30 [i.e. 60] leaves of plates : ill. ; 23 cm. (8vo)
Other authors: Fortin, J. (Jean), 1750-1831? / Lalande, Joseph Jérôme Le Français de, 1732-1807. / Méchain, Pierre, 1744-1804.

Other titles: Atlas coelestis. French

Notes: 1. Colophon: De l'Imprimerie de Belin, l'an IIIe. de la République & 1795 (ère ancienne). 2. Printer's device on t.p.; text and tables in double ruled border. 3. Stamp on t.p.: U.S. Naval Observatory Library Washington Aug 29 1898. 4. Half leather and cloth binding, marbled endpapers, gilt stamped spine with Naval Observatory insignia. 5. Rare book. 6. Place: France -- Paris. - Date cataloged: August 29, 1994.

Basil Brown's description: Atlas céleste, troisiéme edition. The preceding atlas was revised, corrected and augmented with a large number of stars, and some new constellations by Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre and Pierre François Andre Méchain. 8vo, Paris, 1795. During the interval between the two French editions were published the following important issues of Flamsteed's atlas: New edition, containing a very fine portrait by G. Vertue and 27 engraved star-maps, as in the first edition, folio, Londini, 1781. Lettie S. Multhauf's description: This reduced edition of Flamsteed's atlas was first published in 1776. The atlas is followed by "Position des principales étoiles, pour le premier janvier 1800 de l'ère vulgaire." The stars in this list were reduced by Duc-la-Chapelle, who, after leaving the Collège de France, built an observatory in Montauban, a city in S.W. France.

1. Stars -- Atlases -- Early works to 1800 2. Constellations -- Pictorial works

OCLC 2232482

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