Auction 129, Lot 65

"Ephemerides Motuum Coelestium Geometricae", Doppelmayr/Homann

Subject: Solar System

Period: 1742 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 19 inches
57.2 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 Mater 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.

References: Kanas 7.8.3.

Condition: B+

Original color with a bit of light soil and an expertly repaired short tear in the bottom border.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 9/23/2009