"Hemisphaerium Coeli Australe", Doppelmayr/Homann
Period: 1720 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.5 x 19 inches
57.2 x 48.3 cm
Large celestial chart depicting the constellations in the southern sky. Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr was a professor of mathematics at the Aegidien Gymnasium in Nuremberg. He collaborated with Homann on most of Homann's celestial maps. Each corner is decorated with cherubs depicted with various instruments; a pendulum clock, an azimuth circle, a telescope, and a sextant. Appears to have original color that has been touched up along the centerfold. Verso fold reinforced with archival tape.