Auction 137, Lot 70

"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: Celestial

Period: 1742 (published)

Publication: Atlas Novus Coelestis

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 19.3 inches
58.4 x 49 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:

Condition: B+

An abrasion along centerfold in blank area of map image, and a tear in blank margin that has been closed on verso with archival materials.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Unsold

Closed on 9/14/2011

Archived