Auction 153, Lot 52

"Theoria Satellitum Iovis et Saturni, in qua Praecipua Horum Planetarum Secundariorum Phaenomena Geometrica Designatione Sistuntur", Doppelmayr/Homann

Subject: Solar System

Period: 1742 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Coelestis

Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 19.3 inches
57.2 x 49 cm

An interesting chart of the satellite systems of Jupiter and Saturn compared with the Earth-Moon system according to the observations of Giovanni Domenico Cassini in Bologna in 1661. Includes several descriptive tables at top and bottom. This is the fourteenth plate of thirty in the atlas.

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, light toning along the centerfold, minor soiling, and two small worm holes.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/20/2015