Auction 103, Lot 60

"A Systema Mundi Tychonicum Secundum…", Doppelmayr/Homann

Subject: Solar System

Period: 1742 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Coelestis

Color: Hand Color

22.7 x 19 inches
57.7 x 48.3 cm

This is a superb celestial chart depicting the Tycho Brahe model of the Solar System, surrounded with the signs of the Zodiac. Apollo, and his entourage, drives his sun chariot through the sky. Portraits of Tycho Brahe and Riccioli in the upper portion of the chart with diagrams of their planetary systems delineated in each corner. The map is further embellished with banks of clouds containing putti using scientific instruments. Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr was a professor of mathematics at the Aegidien Gymnasium in Nuremberg. He collaborated with Homann on most of Homann's celestial maps.


Condition: A

Clean and crisp with original sparse color. Three printer's creases in map. Tiny tear in bottom center of blank margin and one old repair of a tear in the left blank.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,200

Sold for: $800

Closed on 6/11/2003