Auction 130, Lot 60

"Ephemerides Motuum Coelestium Geometricae", Doppelmayr/Homann

Subject: Solar System

Period: 1742 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.8 x 19 inches
57.9 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), and then appeared in the Grossen Atlas (1716) and Atlas Coelestis (1742).

References: Kanas 7.8.3.

Condition: B+

Fine original color with a few minor spots , else very good.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/2/2009

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