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Auction 125, Lot 74

"Planisphaerium Caeleste Secundum Restitutionem Hevelianam et Hallejanam", Eimmart/Homann

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1720 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 19 inches
57.2 x 48.3 cm
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A finely engraved twin hemisphere celestial map similar in style to the Hevelius map. Six circular diagrams surround the planispheres: Tychonic model of the planetary system, Ptolemaic planetary system, relation between the moon and the tides, annual illumination of the earth by the sun, Copernican planetary system, and the monthly illumination of the moon. The spheres contain the constellations of the northern and southern skies within a background of billowy clouds with banner titles. Second state of this scarce map that bears the imprint prostat in Officina Homanniana. Eimmart's popular map was later copied by other cartographers including Schenk and Lotter.

References: Kanas, p. 170, #; Warner, p. 76, 1a.

Condition: A+

Fine impression and original color.

Estimate: $1,600 - $1,800

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 9/24/2008