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Published by Sébastien Hayez

Der
Bau des Himmels (1854)

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Der Bau des Himmels
oder
anschauliche Darstellung des Weltsystems in Bildern
Für Schulen und für Freunde der Astronomie.

The construction of the sky
or
descriptive presentation of the world system in pictures
For schools and friends of astronomy.

after
Asa Smith,
Professor and Director of the schools in New York,

German edited by Mayer-Meng,

Second edition,
third impression
Stuttgart

Printed and published by William Nitzschke
Schwäbisch Hall

Last October while visiting SND’s annual conference, i stayed in the newly opened Cleveland Hostel. Up on the wall of my room a beautiful sheet from an vintage book caught my attention, showing the “signs of the zodiac”. Back in germny i found out, that it was from the very famous book “Illustrated Astronomy” by Asa Smith, first published in 1848. I got me an early german translation (1954). Feel free to digg into this beauty on my flickr.