Auction 127, Lot 56

"Systema Mundi Tychonicum…", Doppelmayr/Homann

Subject: Solar System

Period: 1714 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Coelestis

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.7 x 19 inches
57.7 x 48.3 cm

This is a superb celestial chart depicts the Tycho Brahe model of the Solar System surrounded with the signs of the Zodiac. Across the chart, Apollo with his entourage drives his sun chariot through the sky. Portraits of Tycho Brahe and Riccioli are 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.

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Condition: A+

Superb color highlighted with gold.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $600

Closed on 2/25/2009

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