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Map A Mercator map of the starry heavens : comprehending the whole equinoctial and terminated by the polar circles

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Title

  • A Mercator map of the starry heavens : comprehending the whole equinoctial and terminated by the polar circles

Names

  • Croswell, William, 1760-1834.
  • Wightman, Thomas.

Created / Published

  • Boston : T. Wightman, 1810.

Headings

  • -  Stars--Charts, diagrams, etc
  • -  Constellations--Charts, diagrams, etc
  • -  Astronomy--Charts, diagrams, etc
  • -  Comets
  • -  Universe

Genre

  • Celestial charts

Notes

  • -  Shows the path of the Great Comet of 1807, several planets, and the introduction of two constellations: Sciurus Volans (Flying Squirrel) and Marmor Sculptile (Bust of Columbus).
  • -  Relief shown pictorially.
  • -  Pen-and-ink.
  • -  "Publish'd according to Act of Congress."
  • -  Accompanied by text: Description and exploration of the Mercator map of the starry heavens : with its application in the solutions of problems. 30 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
  • -  Includes text and tables of information in left and right margins.
  • -  Annotated in pencil on verso: Map of the heavens.
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
  • -  Vendor: Boston Rare Maps, Southampton, MA.

Medium

  • 1 map ; 43 x 85 cm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G3190 1810 .C7

Repository

  • Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540 to 4650 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2009575940

Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Croswell, William, and Thomas Wightman. A Mercator map of the starry heavens: comprehending the whole equinoctial and terminated by the polar circles. Boston: T. Wightman, 1810. Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2009575940/.

APA citation style:

Croswell, W. & Wightman, T. (1810) A Mercator map of the starry heavens: comprehending the whole equinoctial and terminated by the polar circles. Boston: T. Wightman. [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2009575940/.

MLA citation style:

Croswell, William, and Thomas Wightman. A Mercator map of the starry heavens: comprehending the whole equinoctial and terminated by the polar circles. Boston: T. Wightman, 1810. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2009575940/>.