Star Maps

History, Artistry, and Cartography

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ISBN: 978-1-4614-0916-8 (Print) 978-1-4614-0917-5 (Online)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxv

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-16

    What is a star map?

  3. Chapter

    Pages 17-47

    Non-European cosmology and constellation development

  4. Chapter

    Pages 49-106

    European cosmology

  5. Chapter

    Pages 107-132

    European constellation development

  6. Chapter

    Pages 133-149

    Early European star maps

  7. Chapter

    Pages 151-190

    The “Big Four” of the Golden Age of pictorial star maps

  8. Chapter

    Pages 191-223

    Other important star maps of the Golden Age

  9. Chapter

    Pages 225-314

    Special topics

  10. Chapter

    Pages 315-336

    Mapping the stars in early America

  11. Chapter

    Pages 337-372

    The transition to non-pictorial star maps

  12. Chapter

    Pages 373-464

    Color plate gallery

  13. Chapter

    Pages 465-471

    Collecting celestial maps and prints

  14. Chapter

    Pages 473-497

    Supplementary reference catalog

  15. Chapter

    Pages 499-507

    Indices of major constellation atlases

  16. Chapter

    Pages 509-509

    The British Library “King’s” edition

  17. Chapter

    Pages 511-518

    Glossary

  18. Back Matter

    Pages 519-528