John Bevis (1693-1771) was a British physician and astronomer who planned a new celestial atlas patterned after that of Bayer, but with the addition of stars recently observed and catalogued. Some copies of some Bevis charts were to be had in the 1740s, but it was not until 1786 that the entire set was available as the Atlas Celeste. This chart of the constellation Hercules is from that project.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, London, City of London

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.330347Catalog Number: 330347Accession Number: 288766

Object Name: print

Measurements: overall: 14 3/4 in x 19 3/4 in; 37.465 cm x 50.165 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-7dca-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1821310

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