A rare and early 19th Century complete celestial atlas designed to illustrate the geography of the heavens with eight charts of the constellations by Elijah H. Burritt ~ New Edition published by Huntington and Savage 1835.
Charts: 1) A Plan of the Solar System Exhibiting its Relative Magnitudes and Distances. 2) The Visible Heavens in January, February, and March. 3) The Visible Heavens in October, November, and December. 4) The Visible Heavens in July, August, and September. 5) The Visible Heavens in April, May, and June. 6) Southern Circumpolar Map for each Month in the Year. 7) Northern Circumpolar Map for each Month in the Year. 8) A Celestial Planisphere, or Map of the Heavens.
This atlas sold as found. Covers are soiled, stained and torn with maps loose. First and last chart have dark stains in the margins/along borders,other charts are in good condition with some light stains and spots of foxing. Atlas measures approximately 14 ¼ x 16 ¼.
There is a pencil dedication on the verso of the first chart that reads: Presented to S.C. Kimm by Geo. S. Graves, Newport, N.Y. After researching a bit on the Internet, I found a Silas Conrad Kimm, from Herkimer County N.Y that published a book in 1923 entitled, The Iroquois - A History of the Six Nations of New York .