Auction 176, Lot 28

"Genesis Cap. I. V. 1. Creatio Universi", Schenk, Pieter

Subject: Solar System

Period: 1735 (circa)

Publication: Geestelyke Natuurkunde

Color: Hand Color

15.3 x 11.4 inches
38.9 x 29 cm

A superb and very uncommon engraving of the solar system with the six known planets orbiting the sun. The system is encircled by the signs of the Zodiac and surrounded in a cloud background. In the corners are depictions of different theories of the solar system, while clouds, armillary spheres, and stars fill the background. Title at bottom in both Latin and German. Drawn by Melchoir Feusslinus and engraved by I. A. Friderich.


Condition: A

A dark impression on watermarked paper with a few small worm holes near the centerfold at top and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $700 - $850

Sold for: $400

Closed on 2/12/2020