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Elijah Hinsdale Burritt April 20, – January 3, was an American astronomer and mathematician active in Connecticut.

Burritt is often called ‘the forgotten astronomer. After an injury on the job, Burritt turned to astronomy with a passion.


He studied at Williams Collage, from which he graduated in After graduation he moved to Milledgeville, then capital of Georgia. He bought at local schools for several years but, being a northerner, began to feel uncomfortable as his ‘yankee attitudes’ alienated him from his peers.

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He returned to Connecticut in and turned his parents home into an observatory to pursue cdlestial love of astronomy. Burrito then organized a group of 30 settlers to relocate to the newly formed Republic of Texas. There Burritt and many of his fellow settlers contracted Yellow Fever and died.

His seminal work, Burritt’s Geography of the Heavens was published from Hartford, Connecticut, from approximately The work, while primarily educational in nature, was the seminal American geography of the period. Much of the nomenclature they developed, especially regarding the visible stars and constellations of the Southern Hemisphere, is still in use today. The Atlas itself consisted of eight charts depicting the Heavens seasonally and hemispherically. Constellations were depicted figurally though only the most important stars were noted.

The Geography of the Heavens was the last decorative Celestial reference in the 19th century. Her copy of Burritt’s Geography of the Heavens is today the most prized volume in my library. Moe, 1 January As a side note Elijah Burritt is the brother of the more famous Elihu Burritt, who was known for his philanthropic and social work.


1835 Burritt / Huntington Map of the Celestial Planisphere

This rare hand colored map of the night sky was engraved W. Centered on the ecliptic Line, this map identifying the various zones associated with each major constellation. The Milky Way is shaded in. A scale exhibiting the sun’s place in the ecliptic at various times of the year appears at the base map. This map, like all of Burritt’s charts, is based on the celestial cartographic work of Pardies and Doppelmayr. Huntington of the state of Connecticut.

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