Auction 130, Lot 59

"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

Size:
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: $400 - $550

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/2/2009

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