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Hemisphaeria Sphaerarum Rectae et Obliquae: Cellarius 1708

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  • Title: Hemisphaeria Sphaerarum Rectae et Obliquae
  • Author: Andreas Cellarius
  • Date: 1708
  • Medium: Hand-colored copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good Plus - light age toning, faded original color
  • Inches: 21 x 18 [Image]
  • Centimeters: 53.85 x 46.15 [Image]
  • Product ID: 319045

Hemisphaeria Sphaerarum Rectae et Obliquae Utriusque Motus et Longitudines tam Coelestes Quam Terrestres ac Stellarum Affectiones Monstrantia.

"The Hemispheres of the Spheres Straight and Oblique Showing the Motions and Lengths both Celestial and Earthly and the Affections of the Stars."

Celestial chart showing the relationship between various lines of longitude on the Earth and the movement of stars.

Andreas Cellarius (1596-1665) was a Dutch-German cartographer, best known for his Harmonia Macrocosmica, a major star atlas published in 1660 by the Amsterdam publisher Johannes Janssonius (1588-1664) as a cosmographical supplement to his Atlas Novus. Cellarius had already started working on this atlas before 1647 and intended it to be a historical introduction for a two-volume treatise on cosmography; however,the second part was never published. The plates of his Harmonia Macrocosmica were then reprinted in 1708 by the Amsterdam publishers Gerard Valk (1651-1726) and Petrus Schenk the Younger (1660-1711).