Auction 98, Lot 46

"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

Subject: Celestial

Period: 1716 (published)

Publication: Grosser Atlas uber die Gantze Welt

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

Crisp, dark impression with excellent color. One small are of surface abrasion in text.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $650

Closed on 3/6/2002

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