"Motus in Coelo Spirales quos Planetae Inferiores Venus et Mercurius Secundum Tychonicorum Hypothesin...", Doppelmayr/Homann
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.
A nice example on watermarked paper with a hint of toning along the centerfold at bottom and minor printer's ink residue.