Auction 140, Lot 52

"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

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.

Condition: B+

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.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 5/23/2012