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Auction 91, Lot 59

"Planisphaerium Caeleste Secundum Restitutionem Hevellianam et Hallejanam",

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1705 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 19 inches
57.2 x 48.3 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. Original color. Old repairs on centerfold and in bottom margin. Second state of this scarce map, which bears the imprint "prostat in Officina Homanniana". Eimmart's map was later copied by Schenk and Lotter. Ref: Warner, p.76.


Condition: B

Estimate: $1,500 - $1,700

Sold for: $1,700

Closed on 6/14/2000