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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Finley, Anthony; Green, Jacob
Date:
1824
Short Title:
Covers: Astronomical Recreations.
Publisher:
Anthony Finley
Philadelphia
Type:
Covers
Obj Height cm:
30
Obj Width cm:
24
Note:
Bound in half leather gray paper covered boards with yellow paste down label titled "Astronomical Recreations. Pub. by A. Finley Philada. P.E. Hamm Sc." On the spine of the cover is "Atlas Of The Stars."
Reference:
None found.
Subject:
Celestial
Full Title:
(Covers to) Astronomical Recreations; Or Sketches of the Relative Positions And Mythological History Of The Constellations ... Illustrated By A Series Of Coloured Plates. Philadelphia: Published By Anthony Finley, N.E. Corner Of Fourth And Chestnut Streets. Clark & Raser, Printers, 33 Carter's Alley. MDCCCXXIV.
List No:
2890A
Series No:
1
Engraver or Printer:
Clark & Raser; Hamm; Nesmith, J.H.
Publication Author:
Finley, Anthony; Green, Jacob
Pub Date:
1824
Pub Title:
Astronomical Recreations; Or Sketches of the Relative Positions And Mythological History Of The Constellations ... Illustrated By A Series Of Coloured Plates. Philadelphia: Published By Anthony Finley, N.E. Corner Of Fourth And Chestnut Streets. Clark & Raser, Printers, 33 Carter's Alley. MDCCCXXIV.
Pub Reference:
None found.
Pub Note:
Probably the first U.S. celestial atlas. Issued by Finley in the same year as his first terrestrial atlas, 1824, this was probably intended to accompany it, although it is never listed in Finley's catalogue. The advertisement page states: "The plates have been faithfully reduced from those in the last edition of the magnificent Atlas of Bode, published in Germany a few years since..." There is a second illustrated title page. The author has inscribed this copy to his cousin, R.S. M'Cullah (sp.?). Full color.
Pub List No:
2890.000
Pub Type:
Celestial Atlas
Pub Maps:
19
Pub Height cm:
30
Pub Width cm:
24
Image No:
2890A
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