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Auction 101, Lot 62

"Typus Aspectuum, Oppositionum et Coniunctionum etz in Planetis", Cellarius/Schenk & Valck

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1708 (published)

Publication: Atlas Coelestis…

Color: Hand Color

20 x 17 inches
50.8 x 43.2 cm

Handsome plate from one of the most decorative celestial atlases of all time. The chart shows the astrological aspects, such as opposition, conjunction, etc., among the planets. A map of the world projected on a North Polar projection and showing the Island of California, is surrounded by the signs of the Zodiac. The chart is embellished with a cloud background filled with putti.

References: Van der Krogt HM15:1.

Condition: B

Fine original color that has oxidized, resulting is a small crack along centerfold. Professionally backed with Japanese tissue to strengthen paper.

Estimate: $1,600 - $1,800


Closed on 12/4/2002