Auction 169, Lot 56

Double-Hemispheric Celestial Map

"Planisphaerium Caeleste Secundum Restitutionem Hevelianam et Hallejanam", Eimmart/Homann

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1720 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.6 x 19.3 inches
57.4 x 49 cm

A fine twin hemisphere celestial map similar in style to the Hevelius map. Six circular diagrams surround the planispheres: Tychonic model of the planetary system, Ptolemaic planetary system, relation between the moon and the tides, annual illumination of the earth by the sun, Copernican planetary system, and monthly illumination of the moon. The spheres appear within an engraved background of clouds with banner titles. Second state with the imprint "prostat in Officina Homanniana." Eimmart's map was later copied by Schenk and Lotter.

References: Kanas, p. 170, #; Warner, p. 76, 1a.

Condition: B+

There is light surface soiling and archival repairs to a few minor chips confined to the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,400


Closed on 9/12/2018