ULUGH BEG and Jan HEVELIUS. Yulduzlar Osmonining Atlasi - The Star Atlas - Atlas Zvezdnogo Neba [edited by V. P. Shcheglov]. Tashkent, Ozdatelstvo "Fan" Uzbekskoi SSR, 1968.
Oblong folio. Original grey cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt and blind, decorated endpapers, cord-bound, pp. xxx, , ff. 56 (Hevelius' charts); cord binding a bit shaky, one leaf with margina flaw; otherwise very good.
Rare first edition, one of 5000 copies printed. This Central Asian publication deals with Ulugh Beg's Samarkand observatory at his Madrasah, the immense stellar data collected by him, and the importance of Western knowledge about this on Hervelius' famous Firmamentum Sobiescianum section of the Prodromus Astronomiae. Archaeological research into the observatory is combined history of astronomy. The text is in Uzbek, Russian and English.