Auction 101, Lot 61

"Haemisphaeria Sphaerarum Rectae et Obliquae Utriusque Motus et Longitudines tam Coelestes Quam Terrestres ac Stellarum Affectiones Monsrantia", Cellarius/Schenk & Valck

Subject: Solar System

Period: 1708 (published)

Publication: Atlas Coelestis…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20 x 17 inches
50.8 x 43.2 cm

Fine decorative chart displaying (1) the motions of both the upright sphere (the equatorial co-ordinate system) and the oblique sphere (the ecliptic co-ordinate system); (2) the celestial and terrestrial longitudes; and (3) the influences of the stars. Dramatic engravings of clouds, putti, figures, title banners and two smaller spheres surround the central diagram.

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Condition: B

Some oxidation of original color resulting in minor beaks in paper. Now professionally backed with Japanese tissue to strengthen the paper. Gold highlights, perhaps added after the original color.

Estimate: $550 - $600

Sold for: $450

Closed on 12/4/2002

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