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Auction 153, Lot 50

"Theoria Eclipsium in qua Variae Solis Occultationes Obscurationes Terrae et Lunae Verae...", Doppelmayr/Homann

Subject: Celestial, Eclipses

Period: 1742 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Coelestis

Color: Hand Color

22.6 x 19.2 inches
57.4 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 was a professor of mathematics at the Aegidien Gymnasium in Nuremberg. 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+

Watermarked paper with original color that has been partially refreshed, minor color offsetting, light toning along the centerfold, and two small worm holes.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/20/2015