Antique hand-colored map of the stars visible at the South Pole, from the Atlas Designed to Illustrate the Geography of the Heavens by E.H. Burritt, second edition, 1833, published by F.J. Huntington. This rare, early edition is noticeably different from the later 1835 and 1856 editions in both design and celestial mapping. Elijah Hinsdale Burritt (1794-1838) came from New Britain, Conn., trained as a blacksmith, studied at Williams College, taught school in Milledgeville, Georgia and then in New Britain, Conn., and joined a party of colonists going to Houston, Texas. He is largely remembered, however, for his Geography of the Heavens and the accompanying Atlas, designed to illustrate the Geography of the Heavens. The first editions were published in 1833, and others followed in quick succession. Good to very good antique condition with wear and tear at the paper edges, and some minor small spots and stains. Measures approx. 14 x 13.25 inches to the neatline. Use search bar to search "Burritt" for alternate year or other months.
Item Number: CEL142