Subject: Solar System
Period: 1678 (published)
Publication: Architectura Civil Recta, y Obliqua ... Parte II
Color: Black & White
6.9 x 10.6 inches
17.5 x 26.9 cm
This fascinating engraving was published in Juan Caramuel de Lobkowitz' ambitious work on architecture, in which he argued the superiority of "oblique" architecture over "straight" architecture (such as Vitruvian). The work was divided into nine books, with the first four dedicated to all the knowledge required by an architect to design a building, including mathematics and other sciences.
This engraving depicts the Tychonic system of the solar system developed by Tycho Brahe.
A nice impression on a bright sheet.