Illuminating Space: Images from a Private Virginian Collection
5 Dec 2012, starting at 13:00 EST.

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 of 187
  • Lot 1Y
    PASSEMANT, CLAUDE-SIMEON. 1702-1769. A 6-inch reflecting telescope with speculum metal mirror, France, c.1750,
    Sold for US$ 40,000 inc. premium

  • Lot 2¤
    DIEN, CHARLES. 1809-1870. Planisphère mobile simplifié, donnant immédiatement l'aspect du Ciel. Paris: Alphonse Giroux, [c.1844].
    Sold for US$ 200 inc. premium

  • Lot 3¤
    WHITALL, HENRY. 1819-1887. A Moveable Planisphere Showing the Position of the Heavens at any given time. Philadelphia: Henry Whitall, 1856.
    Sold for US$ 275 inc. premium

  • Lot 4
    MERZ, G. & S. A 2-inch refracting telescope, c.1865,
    Sold for US$ 3,125 inc. premium

  • Lot 5
    HUGGINS, WILLIAM. 1824-1910. On the Results of Spectrum Analysis Applied to the Heavenly Bodies. A Discourse Delivered at Nottingham, before the British Association, August 24, 1866. London: W. Ladd, [1866].
    US$ 2,500 - 3,500
    £1,500 - 2,100

  • Lot 6
    YOUNG, CHARLES AUGUSTUS. 1834-1908. 2 carte-de-visite photographs of solar PROMINENCES, Observatory of Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, September 28, 1870,
    Sold for US$ 1,750 inc. premium

  • Lot 7
    TELESCOPE—ENGLISH. A very large 7-inch reflecting telescope, England, c.1870,
    US$ 4,000 - 6,000
    £2,400 - 3,600

  • Lot 8
    MEYROWITZ, PAUL, retailer. A 4-inch refracting telescope, America, c.1890,
    Sold for US$ 4,375 inc. premium

  • Lot 9¤
    SCHAEBERLE, JOHN MARTIN. 1853-1924. Contributions from the Lick Observatory No. 4. Report on the Total Eclipse of the Sun, Observed at Mina Bronces, Chile, on April 16, 1893. Sacramento: State Office, 1895.
    Sold for US$ 200 inc. premium

  • Lot 10¤
    LICK OBSERVATORY. The Pleiades, from Lick Observatory, Mount Hamilton, CA, December 28, 1899,
    Sold for US$ 1,187 inc. premium

  • Lot 11
    MAILHAT, R., ATELIERS. A 4-inch refracting telescope, Paris, c.1900,
    US$ 6,000 - 8,000
    £3,600 - 4,800

  • Lot 12
    MOGEY, WILLIAM AND DAVID. A 3-inch refracting telescope, Bayonne, NJ, c.1900,
    Sold for US$ 2,500 inc. premium

  • Lot 13
    QUEEN, JAMES W., AND COMPANY, retailer. A 2½-inch refracting telescope, France, c.1900,
    Sold for US$ 1,875 inc. premium

  • Lot 14¤
    SMITH, ALEXANDER. 3 views of deep space, probably from Yerkes Observatory, March 30 to November 15, 1903,
    Sold for US$ 875 inc. premium

  • Lot 15
    RITCHEY, GEORGE WILLIS. 1864-1945.

  • Lot 16¤
    KEELER, JAMES EDWARD. 1857-1900. Photographs of Nebulæ and Clusters made with the Crossley Reflector. [In:] University of California Publications. Publications of the Lick Observatory. Sacramento: W.W. Shannon, Superintendent of State Printing, 1908.
    Sold for US$ 600 inc. premium

  • Lot 17
    PETITDIDIER, OCTAVE LEON. 1853-1918. A 3½-inch refracting telescope, Chicago, IL, c.1915,
    Sold for US$ 5,000 inc. premium

  • Lot 18
    LOHMANN BROTHERS. A rare 5-inch pneumatic-drive refracting telescope, Greenville, OH, c.1918,
    Sold for US$ 5,000 inc. premium

  • Lot 19
    PEASE, FRANCIS GLADHEIM. 1881–1938. 3 large views of deep space, from Mount Wilson Observatory, near Pasadena, CA, c.1920,
    Sold for US$ 2,500 inc. premium

  • Lot 20¤
    TELESCOPE—RUSSIAN. A 2¾-inch Maksutov telescope, Leningrad, USSR, 1959,
    Sold for US$ 475 inc. premium

  • Lot 21
    GLOBES—REPLOGLE. Set of 4 globes, of Mercury, Earth, the Moon, and Mars. [Chicago, IL: Replogle, c.1981-1982].
    Sold for US$ 6,875 inc. premium

  • Lot 22¤
    [CAPUTI, ANTONIO.] Estasi e rapimento sopra la luna di Archerio Filoseleno. Poema diviso in tre parti. Naples: Vincenzo Pauria, 1763.
    Sold for US$ 400 inc. premium

  • Lot 23
    RUSSELL, JOHN. 1745-1806. A Globe representing the Visible Surface of the Moon, constructed from Triangles Measured with a Micrometer and accurately drawn & engraved from a long series of Telescopic Observations by J. Russell, R.A. London: John Russell, Newman Street, June 14, 1797.
    Sold for US$ 242,500 inc. premium

  • Lot 24¤
    GREAT MOON HOAX. 2 lithographs:
    1. Scoperte fatte nella luna dal Sigr. Herschell. Naples: Fergola, [c.1836].
    2. GALLUZZO, LEOPOLDO. Altre scoverte fatte nella luna dal Sigr. Herschel. Naples: L. Gatti e Dura, 1836.
    Sold for US$ 2,125 inc. premium

  • Lot 25¤
    GREAT MOON HOAX. [LOCKE, RICHARD ADAMS.] Pubblicazione completa delle nuove scoperte di Sir John Herschel nel cielo australe e nella luna; traduzione dal francese. Milan: Lorenzo Sonzogno, 1836.
    Sold for US$ 1,062 inc. premium

  • Lot 26
    DE LA RUE, WARREN. 1815-1889, attributed. 2 views of the Moon, from south-east England, c.1855,
    Sold for US$ 6,875 inc. premium

  • Lot 27
    WHIPPLE, JOHN ADAMS. 1822-1891. A view of the Moon, from Harvard College Observatory, Cambridge, MA, c.1857,
    Sold for US$ 16,250 inc. premium

  • Lot 28
    BOND, GEORGE PHILLIPS. 1825-1865, attributed. A view of the Moon, probably from Harvard College Observatory, Cambridge, MA, c.1857,
    Sold for US$ 4,750 inc. premium

  • Lot 29
    LE VENGEUR D'ORSAN, A. Our Satellite: a Selenography According to the Present State of Science. London: A.W. Bennett, August 1862.
    US$ 600 - 800
    £360 - 480

  • Lot 30
    DE LA RUE, WARREN. 1815-1889. "A Series of Twelve Photographs of the Moon. Photographed by A.A. Turner, from Original Photographs by Warren de la Rue, F.R.S." New York, D. Appleton, [1863].
    Sold for US$ 2,000 inc. premium

  • Lot 31
    RUTHERFURD, LEWIS MORRIS. 1816-1892. A view of the Moon, from New York, March 6, 1865,
    Sold for US$ 22,500 inc. premium

  • Lot 32
    RUTHERFURD, LEWIS MORRIS. 1816-1892. 9 images of the Moon at different phases, from New York, March 6, 1865-May 19, 1874,
    Sold for US$ 18,750 inc. premium

  • Lot 33
    RUTHERFURD, LEWIS MORRIS. 1816-1892. 3 views of the Moon, from New York, c.1865-1870,
    Sold for US$ 15,000 inc. premium

  • Lot 34
    FREITAS HENRIQUES JUNIOR, JOSE CHRISTIANO DE. 1832-1902. 2 views of the Moon, from the Observatorio Nacional Argentino, Cordoba, Argentina, June, 1873,
    Sold for US$ 3,125 inc. premium

  • Lot 35
    GREAT MELBOURNE TELESCOPE. A view of the Moon at 9 days, from Melbourne, Australia, September 1, 1873,
    Sold for US$ 8,125 inc. premium

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