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Goldbach - Neuester Himmels-Atlas

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QB 65 .G64 1799 R.B. (RARE BOOK)

Neuester Himmels-Atlas : zum Gebrauche für Schul- und akademischen Unterricht, nach Flamsteed, Bradley, Tob. Mayer, De La Caille, Le Français de La Lande und v. Zach : in einer neuen Manier, mit doppelten schwarzen Stern-Charten bearbeitet / durchgehends verbessert und mit den neuesten astronomischen Entdeckungen vermehrt von C.F. Goldbach ; revidirt auf der Sternwarte Seeberg bey Gotha und mit einer Einleitung begleitet vom Hrn. Obristwachtmstr. von Zach.

Goldbach, C. F. (Christoph Friedrich), 1763-1811.

Weimar : Im Verlage des Industrie-Comptoirs, 1799.
[10] p., [56] leaves of plates : chiefly charts (engravings) ; 25 x 29 cm. (fol.)

Other authors:   Zach, Franz Xaver, Freiherr von, 1754-1832.

Notes:   1. Blue buckram library binding, gold stamped spine with Naval Observatory insignia. 2. Stamp on t.p.: U.S. Naval Observatory Library Washington Aug 15 1898. 3. Rare book. 4. Place: Germany -- Thuringia -- Weimar. - Date cataloged: August 10, 1994.

LSM's description: Goldbach was professor of astronomy in Moscow and a member of the Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg. Von Zach mentions in the foreword that this atlas, based on the 1795 reduced French edition of Flamsteed's atlas, was especially designed for the use of amateurs and beginners. To facilitate recognition of the constellations, they are traced in white against a black background.

1. Astronomy -- Charts, diagrams, etc -- Early works to 1800 2. Stars -- Charts, diagrams, etc -- Early works to 1800

OCLC 13328128

ID 21656

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