Auction 96, Lot 70

"Systema Solare et Planetarium ex hypothesi Copernicana secundum elegantissimas Illustrissimi quondam Hugenii deductiones novissime collectum & exhibitum", Doppelmayr/Homann

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1742 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Coelestis

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.2 x 19 inches
56.4 x 48.3 cm

Superb celestial chart showing the motion of the planets according to the Copernican model. Allegorical zodiac figures encircle the diagram, which is then surrounded by richly engraved scenes of the sun, stars, planets, putti, and astronomical instruments. At bottom left is a solar eclipse projected onto a terrestrial map on a polar projection, which includes the ISLAND OF CALIFORNIA. Opposite is a beautiful engraving showing the comparison of the Copernican and Brahe models of the solar system and a Lunar eclipse.

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Condition: A

Some paper replaced in bottom margin and margins are trimmed all around, but still very adequate for framing. Slight weakness along centerfold.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $1,500

Closed on 9/12/2001

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