Auction 97, Lot 60

"Phaenomena Motuum Irregularium quos Planetae inferiores Venus et Mercurius ad annum Salutis MDCCX", Doppelmayr/Homann

Subject: Solar System

Period: 1740 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22 x 19 inches
55.9 x 48.3 cm

Interesting celestial chart showing the motions of Earth, Mercury and Venus per the Copernican model in 1710. Inside the chart is an elaborate allegorical scene of the planets orbiting the sun. Terra is being pulled through the heavens in a chariot, the wheel of which is a small map of the South Pole.


Condition: B

A few minor spots and a manuscript page number at top right, slightly intruding into the map. Short tear at bottom repaired with archival tape.

Estimate: $600 - $700


Closed on 12/5/2001