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    Northern planisphere, from John Flamsteed’s ‘Atlas Coelestis’

    Date
    1729
    Creator
    Unknown, Engraver
    After
    Abraham Sharp (1653 - 1742, British) , Astronomer
    Object type
    Library reference
    39359
    Material
    Technique
    Dimensions
    height (print): 540mm
    width (print): 530mm
    Subject
    Content object
    space
       > star
    Description
    The stars of the northern hemisphere.

    Map 27 from John Flamsteed’s Atlas Coelestis, or star atlas (London, 1729).

    This was the first celestial atlas based on telescopic observations. Published posthumously, it was the work of the Astronomer Royal John Flamsteed FRS (1646-1719), and used the catalogue of 2935 stars in his 1725 Historia Coelestis Britannica.
    Associated place
    <The World>
       > Europe
          > United Kingdom
    Credit
    © The Royal Society
    Image number
    RS.10443
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