"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
Period: 1742 (published)
Publication: Atlas Novus Coelestis
Color: Hand Color
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: Kanas 7.8.3.
Watermarked paper with light toning along the edge of the sheet, and a small repaired hole along centerfold at top with a small amount of title in facsimile.