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Lot 47
By: Matthias Seutter
Subject: Celestial
Date: 1730 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus Sive Tabulae Geographicae

Condition Code: A

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Color: hand color

Size: 22 x 19.2 inches
         55.9 x 48.8 cm


    First state of this graphic map engraved by Melchior Rein. The choice and style of constellations making up the central map are derived from Hevelius. The celestial charts are set in a background of clouds inset with seven diagrams. At bottom (from left to right) the monthly orbit of the moon, the Tychonic, Copernican, and Ptolemaic planetary hypothesis, and the relation between the annual orbit of the sun and the seasons. In the upper left corner a diagram represents day and night on the earth, with quotations from Genesis. The diagram in the upper right shows the monthly orbit and illumination of the moon. At center top is a superb engraving showing an ascending Christ surrounded by angels.

Condition Description: Fine impression and color with two professionally repaired edge tears that just touch neatline.

Ref: Warner, p. 245; Kanas #6.3.4.5.

Estimate:
$1,600.00 - $1,900.00


Sold for: $1,700.00

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