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Antique Constellation Star Chart 1887 February & March Vintage
Aquarius Pisces Aries
***Please note: This is not strictly a zodiac star chart. The chart depicts the night sky in February & March. Aquarius, Pisces, and Aries are the zodiac signs for those months. Please check the details on the map to see which constellations are visible in the night sky during this two month period..***
I love this recent find. It's a series of 12 antique night sky constellation chart maps, one for each month of the year. Each chart map exhibits the aspect of the whole sky at a given day and hour. The circumference of the map represents the natural horizon, and the middle of the map represents the part of the sky which lies immediately overhead. If the user holds one of these maps over his head, so as to look vertically upwards at it, the different parts of the horizon are marked in round the circumference being turned towards the proper compass points, he will see the same view of the heavesn as he would if he were to lie on his back and look upwards at the sky, only that the map is a planisphere and the sky a hemisphere. The author wanted anyone to be able to, on any given night of the year, to turn to the proper map, and in that map he ought to see at once what to look for, toward what point of the compass each visible constellation lies, and how high it is above the horizon. One map ought to suffice to exhibit the aspect of the whole heavens.
The star chart prints were published in 1887 and are in fabulous condition. The paper is heavy and not fragile. The paper surrounding the chart has slightly aged in tone, but not very much. The midnight blue color of the chart remains vivid. The page measures 9 x 11 inches. The diameter of the map is just shy of 8 inches. Be sure to use the *ZOOM* feature to see details.
This series is fun for star gazers, lovers of astronomy, as well as those who take their daily horoscope seriously. They would be beautiful matted and framed.
PLEASE NOTE: The description page is not available to send with the map. You are welcome to print it for your reference.
If you don't see the constellation chart you are interested in convo me.
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