Auction 115, Lot 66

"Ephemerides Motuum Coelestium Geometricae", Doppelmayr/Homann

Subject: Solar System

Period: 1716 (published)

Publication: Grossen Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.8 x 19 inches
57.9 x 48.3 cm

This great astronomical chart portrays the motions of the planets according to the Copernican theory of the solar system. The inset at the bottom shows the scale of the solar system compared with the Hugenian estimate of the distance between the Sun and Sirius. The female representation of Terra is depicted surrounded by putti representing the stars. This plate was first published in Homann’s Atlas von hundert Charten (1712), Grossen Atlas (1716) and Atlas Coelestis (1742). Read more about Doppelmayr's life and accomplishments here.

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Condition: A

Full, original margins on thick hand laid paper with large watermark. Some light smudged printer's ink on plate, as issued.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/21/2006

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