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Planisphaerium Copernicanum: Cellarius 1708

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  • Title: Planisphaerium Copernicanum
  • Author: Andreas Cellarius
  • Date: 1708
  • Medium: Hand-colored copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Fair - age toning, surface dirt, significant paper repairs to areas of loss within image
  • Inches: 21 x 18 [Image]
  • Centimeters: 53.85 x 46.15 [Image]
  • Product ID: 3110019

Planisphaerium Copernicanum Sive Systema Universi Totius Creati ex Hypothesi Copernicana in Plano Exhibitum

"The Copernican Plane or, the Entire Created System of the Universe from the Copernican Hypothesis, as Shown in the Plane"

Celestial chart of Copernicus's view of the solar system.

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).