Planisphère céleste septentrional. - Planisphère céleste méridional. Philippe de LA HIRE.
Planisphère céleste septentrional. - Planisphère céleste méridional.

Planisphère céleste septentrional. - Planisphère céleste méridional.

Paris, Desnos, 1770. ____ "On a point donné jusqu'à présent de planishères célestes tout entier qui fut assez régulier pour servir dans l'astronomie.", annonce La Hire dans le texte figurant sur ces cartes. Le mathématicien Philippe de La Hire a été aussi un astronome très actif. Il a calculé des tables astronomiques qui ont été longtemps en usage. Il a dessiné ces deux cartes célestes en 1705. Elles ont été gravées par Hendrick van Loon. *-------* "So far, one has not given whole celestial maps that were regular enough to be used in astronomy" states La Hire in the text surrounding the maps. The mathematician Philippe de La Hire was an active astronomer. He calculated tables of the movements of the Sun, Moon, and planets which were long in use. He designed these two celest maps en 1705. They were engraved by Hendrick van Loon. "It is intriguing then to realize that most of the constellation figures are ultimately derived from the prototypes in Bayer's Uranometria. Auriga (above right , Le Chartier on the French map) and Perseus (below right) in particular have changed little since their first appearence in 1603. It is interesting that the French astronomical community maintened an affinity for Bayer until halfway through the eighteenth century, while the Germans, who might have been expected to defend their countryman strongly, were quick to abandon him for Hevelius." (Lindahall library). ______ Format : In-plano. Collation : 2 cartes entoilées à l'époque. Reliure :. Item #16661

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