Auction 134, Lot 61

"Theoria Eclipsium…", Doppelmayr/Homann

Subject: Celestial - Eclipses

Period: 1742 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 19.2 inches
57.2 x 48.8 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. Four clean cuts across the diagram of the solar eclipse and text below have been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/1/2010