"Motus in Coelo Spirales Quos Planetae inferiores Venus et Mercurius secundum Tychonicorum Hypothesin exhibent, pro exemplo ad annum Christi praecipue 1712 et 1713", Doppelmayr/Homann
Period: 1716 (published)
Publication: Grosser Atlas uber die Gantze Welt
Color: Hand Color
23.2 x 19.5 inches
58.9 x 49.5 cm
A celestial hemisphere chart showing the complex movements of Venus and Mercury as viewed from earth per Tycho Brahe. Decorated by playful cherubs at center in a heavenly scene with gold highlights. Two text panels at lower corners describe the movements. A fascinating chart that gives an idea of Brahe's observational skills. He worked from his castle and observatory Uranienborg on the Island of Hven between Denmark and Sweden.
Crisp, dark impression with excellent color. One small are of surface abrasion in text.