Auction 128, Lot 85

"Motus in Coelo Spirales Quos Planetae inferiores Venus et Mercurius secundum Tychonicorum Hypothesin exhibent, pro exemplo ad annum Christi praecipue 1712 et 1713", Doppelmayr/Homann

Subject: Solar System

Period: 1742 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus Coelestis

Color: Hand Color

23.2 x 19.5 inches
58.9 x 49.5 cm

This whimsical celestial chart illustrates Tycho Brahe's cosmological system describing the complex movements of Venus and Mercury as viewed from earth. The center of the chart is filled with a delightful scene of cherubs swinging through the clouds. Two text panels at lower corners describe the movements of the planets.

References: Kanas 7.8.3.

Condition: B+

Nice impression and original color with some faint toning and a couple minor printer' creases.

Estimate: $450 - $600


Closed on 5/20/2009