Star Maps: History, Artistry, and Cartography (Springer Praxis Books)

By Nick Kanas

Until the booklet of the 1st variation of 'Star Maps,' books have been both normal histories of astronomy utilizing examples of antiquarian celestial maps as illustrations, or catalogs of celestial atlases that didn't hint the circulation of sky map improvement through the years.

The moment edition focuses at the improvement of up to date perspectives of the heavens and advances in map-making. It captures the wonder and awe of the heavens via photographs from antiquarian celestial prints and famous person atlases. This ebook uniquely combines a few beneficial properties: 1) the background of celestial cartography is traced from old to fashionable instances; 2) this improvement is built-in with modern cosmological structures; three) the artistry of sky maps is proven utilizing appealing colour photos from genuine celestial atlases and prints; four) every one representation is followed through a legend explaining what's being proven; and five) the textual content is written for the lay reader in accordance with the author's adventure with writing articles for beginner astronomy and map collector magazines.

This up-to-date moment variation of 'Star Maps' includes over 50 new pages of textual content and forty four new photographs (16 in color), together with thoroughly new sections on celestial frontispieces, deep-sky items, taking part in card maps, extra cartographers, and sleek automated megastar maps. there's additionally improved fabric approximately celestial globes, volvelles, telescopes, and planets and asteroids.

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Nine. 6. five The Astronomy of the Bible . . . . Bibliography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . APPENDICES A gathering celestial maps and prints . . . . . . . . . . . A. 1 The fabrics in published celestial maps . . . . A. 2 Celestial map upkeep and conservation . A. three paying for celestial maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A. four Bibliography. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A. five assets of antiquarian celestial maps. . . . . . A. five. 1 purchasers who hold celestial maps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Contents A. five. 2 A. five. three A. five. four xiii net public sale homes facing celestial maps . . . . Map societies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Journals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 326 326 326 B Supplementary reference catalog . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 329 C Indices of significant constellation atlases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C. 1 Bayer, JohannÐUranometria, 1603 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C. 2 Bode, JohannÐUranographia, 1801 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C. three Cellarius, AndreasÐHarmonia Macrocosmica, 1660 . . . . . . . . . C. four Doppelmayr, JohannÐAtlas Novus Coelestis, 1742 . . . . . . . . . . C. five Flamsteed, JohnÐAtlas Coelestis, 1729 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C. 6 Fortin, JeanÐAtlas CeÂleste de Flamsteed, 1776 . . . . . . . . . . . . C. 7 Hevelius, JohannesÐFirmamentum Sobiescianum, from Prodromus Astronomiae, 1690 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C. eight Piccolomini, AlessandroÐDe le Stelle Fisse, 1579 version . . . . . 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 D The British Library ``King's'' variation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 365 E word list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 367 Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 375 362 363 Foreword The illustration of celestial our bodies (stars, planets, comets and different extraterrestrial phenomena) has been a big a part of cartography for millennia. celebrity maps of early chinese language, Indian, Mesopotamian, Egyptian and different cultures are signi®cant of their personal correct but in addition due to their in¯uence on Greek, Roman, Islamic and, later, ecu celestial cartography. The background of adjusting pictures and practices during this ®eld as much as the current is mentioned and illustrated in admirable element in celebrity Maps, by way of Nick Kanas. As with a few others drawn to cartography, the writer is a physician who has dedicated loads of time and assets to learning and writing approximately his long term avocation. despite the fact that, so much creditors be interested in a constrained period of time or geographical zone (e. g. , the eighteenth century or Jamaica). in contrast, Dr. Kanas has an extended and bigger time table: the illustration of the heavens from antiquity to the current, as illustrated via maps and charts. to be able to hide his wide-ranging topic, Nick Kanas' ebook positive aspects over 2 hundred pictures, seventy six in colour. every one of those photographs is mentioned within the textual content in acceptable element. many of the illustrations are miniaturized, yet they're ordinarily good reproduced and remarkably readable. equally, the textual content is lucid and will be preferred by means of experts, but additionally by means of creditors and others. as well as the maps and their descriptions, the quantity features a word list and different interpreting aids.

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