Auction 129, Lot 66

"Theoria Eclipsium…", Doppelmayr/Homann

Subject: Celestial - Eclipses

Period: 1742 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.3 x 19 inches
56.6 x 48.3 cm

This interesting chart provides a comprehensive display of lunar and solar eclipses. The chart is centered on a map depicting the path of the solar eclipse of May 12, 1706 across Europe and Northern Asia. Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr and Johann Baptist Homann were frequent collaborators in producing celestial and astronomical charts for atlases. This chart was engraved between 1735 and 1742 and appeared in the two major compilations of Dopplemayr’s works published by Homann Heirs; Atlas Coelestis in quo Mundus Spectabilis... in 1742, and the revised edition Atlas Novus Coelestis... in 1748. Read more about Doppelmayr's life and accomplishments here.

References: Kanas 7.8.3.

Condition: B+

Original color with a bit of faint soil and a couple of insignificant rust spots.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/23/2009

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