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A new astronomical dictionary : or, a compleat view of the heavens; containing the antient and modern astronomy, illustrated with a great number of figures, comprising all the constellations ... / by John Hill.

Adler Planetarium

Adler Planetarium
Chicago, United States

Vertical chain lines. A reissue, with cancel title page and no half-title, of Hill's 'Urania', London, 1754. Contains celestial cartography plates from the internal perspective and the equatorial coordinate system, and both the northern and southern hemispheres, as follows: Plate 1: Chart of Auriga, Perseus, Triangulum and Andromeda; Plate 2: Chart of Cepheus, Cassiopeia, Lacerta with Hill's Manis (scaly lizard); Plate 3: Chart of Cetus and Eridanus with Hill's Limax (slug); Plate 4: Chart of constellations in the region of Cygnus and Aquila. Has Antinoüs and Anser; Plate 5: Chart of Lynx, Gemini, Cancer, and Canis Minor with Hill's Uranoscopus (Star-Gazer fish) and Lumbricus (earthworm); Plate 6: Chart of Hercules, Ophiuchus, Serpens, Scorpius, Corona Borealis, and Libra with Hill's Bufo (toad) and Scarabaeus (rhinoceros beetle); Plate 7: Chart of Pisces, Pegasus, and Equuleus with HIll's Testudo (tortoise); Plate 8: Chart of Aquarius, Capricornus, Sagittarius, Scutum, Piscis Austrinus with Hill's Dentalium which is a kind of shellfish; Plate 9: Chart of Monoceros, Orion, Taurus, Lepus, Aries with HIll's Hirudo (leech) and Hippocampus (seahorse); Plate 10: Chart of Bootes, Canes Venatici, Ursa Major, and Coma Berenices; Plate 11: Chart of Ursa Minor and Draco; Plate 12: Chart of Virgo, Leo, Leo Minor, Hydra, Sextans, Crater, Corvus with Hill's Aranea (spider); Endplate: Southern hemisphere.

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  • Title: A new astronomical dictionary : or, a compleat view of the heavens; containing the antient and modern astronomy, illustrated with a great number of figures, comprising all the constellations ... / by John Hill.
  • Type: book
  • Publisher: London :Printed for T. Gardner, 1768.
  • Medium: paper

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