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Auction 95, Lot 54

"Systema Mundi Tychonicum…", Doppelmayr/Homann

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1742 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Coelestis

Color: Hand Color

22.7 x 19 inches
57.7 x 48.3 cm
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This is a superb celestial chart depicting the Tycho Brahe model of the Solar System, surrounded with the signs of the Zodiac. Across the chart, Apollo, and his entourage, drives his sun chariot through the sky. Portraits of Tycho Brahe and Riccioli in the upper portion of the chart with diagrams of their planetary systems delineated in each corner. The map is further embellished with banks of clouds containing putti using scientific instruments. 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.


Condition: B

Soil in margins, a bit barely affecting the border of the chart, otherwise very good.

Estimate: $850 - $1,000

Sold for: $600

Closed on 6/13/2001