The celestial vault in paper
By ANDREAE, Johann Ludwig, 1724
Pair of celestial charts on a conical projection [North equatorial pole to equator WITH;] Coniglobium hoc geminu ad Catalogum Fixaru celeberrimoru accurate delineavit Astrophilisq. primu in hac forma usui dedit. M. Johannes Ludovicus Andrae. Past Wurtembergensis Ao. 1724 [South equatorial pole to equator].
- Author: ANDREAE, Johann Ludwig
- Publication place: Würtemberg
- Publication date: 1724.
- Physical description: A pair of engraved star charts of the northern and southern hemispheres on a conical projection, joined.
- Dimensions: 430mm diameter (each); approximately 430 by 800mm joined.
- Inventory reference: 2979
Andreae is only known to have produced two celestial broadsheets; the present charts. They are centred on the equatorial poles using a polar equidistant projection with geocentric orientation. The maps are influenced by Coronelli and could be bent into cones and viewed from the inside to give an illusion of the celestial vault.