Auction 93, Lot 71

"Planisphaerium Coeleste", Lotter, Tobias Conrad

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1772 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 18.7 inches
57.2 x 47.5 cm

Large graphic twin hemisphere chart of the heavens. The map follows the Hevelius style, on the Eimmart format. Six circular diagrams surround the planispheres: Tychonic model of the planetary system, Ptolemaic solar system, relationship of the moon and the tides, annual illumination of the earth by the sun, Copernican theory of the planetary system, and monthly illumination of the moon. Further decorated with globes and armillary spheres.

References: Warner, p. 164.

Condition: A

Attractive original color with minor damp stain in bottom margin.

Estimate: $1,600 - $1,700

Sold for: $1,200

Closed on 12/6/2000

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