Auction 176, Lot 26

"Publica Naturae Domus his Contenta Tenetur Finibus Amplectens Pontum Terrasque Jacentes Stellarumque Choros et Mundi Flammea Tecta", Zahn, Johannes

Subject: Solar System

Period: 1700 (published)


Color: Hand Color

16.7 x 14.1 inches
42.4 x 35.8 cm

This diagram depicts the universe with the earth at the center. The universe is surrounded by a "crown of celestial flames" as well as fruit garlands. This engraving was published in Zahn's rare encyclopedia of science, which included several engravings based on those by Kircherand Hevelius.


Condition: A

A crisp impression on a bright sheet with narrow margins, as issued.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 2/12/2020