Title: Atlas céleste de Flamstéed, approuvé par l'Académie royal des sciences, et publié sous le privilege de cette compagnie.
Author: Flamsteed, John, 1646-1719.
Imprint: Paris, Chez F.G. Deschamps [et chez] l'auteur, 1776.
Description: viii, 40 p. 30 double maps. 23 cm.
Book location: QB41 .F61 1776 Rare Book Room
Fortin, a globe maker for the French royal family, was commissioned to produce a revised edition of Flamsteed's star atlas, and it turned out to be a very successful enterprise. All of Flamsteed's twenty-six plates were re-engraved on a much smaller scale, so that they now measured only 23 by 18 cm. In Flamsteed's 1729 Atlas Coelestis, the original plates were 55 x 41 cm, and the plate depicting Hydra was a double-page folding plate. .
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