Auction 127, Lot 58

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

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 19 inches
57.2 x 48.3 cm

A fine 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 monthly illumination of the moon. The spheres appear within an engraved background of clouds with banner titles. Second state that bears the imprint "prostat in Officina Homanniana". Eimmart's map was later copied by Schenk and Lotter.

References: Kanas, p. 170, #6.3.4.3; Warner, p. 76, 1a.

Condition: A

The lovely color is highlighted in gold.

Estimate: $1,500 - $1,800

Sold for: $1,500

Closed on 2/25/2009

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