"Systema Ptolomei. The Figure of the World... [on sheet with] Systema Mundi Secundum Copernicum [and] Secundum Cartesum [and] Secundum Tichonem Brahium", Cluver, Philipp
Subject: Solar System
Period: 1697 (published)
Color: Black & White
12.4 x 6.3 inches
31.5 x 16 cm
This copper engraving shows four different astronomical theories for the solar system: those of Ptolemy, Copernicus, Descartes, and Tycho Brahe. An interesting comparative look at the various sun and earth centric theories.
Issued folding on paper with a "WK" watermark, minor offsetting, and light toning.