Jamieson’s Celestial Atlas

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A Celestial Atlas comprising a systematic Display of the Heavens in a Series of Thirty Maps

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Title

Jamieson’s Celestial Atlas

Author(s)

JAMIESON, Alexander

Illustrator(s)

NEELE, James, NEELE, Samuel John

Publisher

CADELL, T, HAILES, N, WHITTAKER, G&WB

Place of publication

London

Date of publication

1822

Binding

contemporary half roan

Full Description

Jamieson, Alexander: A Celestial Atlas comprising a systematic Display of the Heavens in a Series of Thirty Maps illustrated by Scientific Descriptions of their Contents, and accompanied by Catalogues of the Stars and Astronomical Exercises.
London: G. & W.B. Whittaker, T. Cadell and N. Hailes, 1822

Oblong 4to. pp. ii, 3-64 + engraved title, dedication to George IV, 30 plates engraved by Neele and Son (Samuel John Neele and his son James), the final two plates left black and white, the rest supplied with original hand colour; original tissue guards, light offsetting from plates to text pages, errata slip at end. Publisher’s half roan over marbled boards with printed publisher’s label on the upper cover, a little rubbed and worn, rebacked. Bookbinder’s ticket of Evans, Chegwin and Hall, Liverpool.

Kanas notes that the overall design of this popular work is similar to Flamsteed/Fortin, but a key inspiration was the work of Johann Bode. Jamieson “included a number of constellations developed by Bode and appearing in his ‘Uranographia’… as well as the new constellation Noctua the owl”. However, Jamieson’s atlas only included those stars which were visible to the naked eye, which made it appear less cluttered. Kanas 6.5.5.2