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Auction 161, Lot 45

"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
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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.


Condition: B+

Issued folding on paper with a "WK" watermark, minor offsetting, and light toning.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $170

Closed on 2/8/2017