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