Auction 157, Lot 62

"Phaenomena in Planetis Primariis quae Facies Diversas, ex Illorum Phasibus...", Doppelmayr/Homann

Subject: Solar System

Period: 1742 (published)

Publication: Atlas Coelestis

Color: Hand Color

22.4 x 19.5 inches
56.9 x 49.5 cm

This chart shows the phases of the planets as viewed from Earth, including Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Also shows are the aspects of Saturn's rings, as well as the markings on the planets Venus, Mars, and Jupiter based on the observations of Christoph Scheiner, Galileo Galilei, Christiaan Huygens, Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Robert Hooke, Jacques-Philippe Maraldi and Francesco Bianchini. Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr was a professor of mathematics at the Aegidien Gymnasium in Nuremberg. He collaborated with Homann on most of Homann's celestial maps.

References: Kanas #7.8.3.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with light soiling.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/4/2016