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Theoria Lunae: Cellarius 1708

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  • Title: Theoria Lunae
  • Author: Andreas Cellarius
  • Date: 1708
  • Medium: Hand-colored copperplate engraving
  • Condition: Very Good Plus - light age toning, faded original coloring
  • Inches: 21 x 18 [Image]
  • Centimeters: 53.85 x 46.15 [Image]
  • Product ID: 319043

Theoria Lunae, Eius Motum per Eccentricum et Epicyclum Demonstrans.

"The Theory of the Moon, Demonstrating its Movement through an Eccentricity and Epicycle."

Celestial chart demonstrating the Moon's patterns of movement.

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).