Auction 157, Lot 59

"Motus in Coelo Spirales quos Planetae Inferiores Venus et Mercurius Secundum Tychonicorum Hypothesin...", Doppelmayr/Homann

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1742 (published)

Publication: Atlas Coelestis

Color: Hand Color

23 x 19.2 inches
58.4 x 48.8 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: A

A nice example on watermarked paper with a hint of toning along the centerfold at bottom and minor printer's ink residue.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/4/2016