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Tychonis Brahe Calculus Planetarum Cursus et Altitudines: Cellarius 1708

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  • Title: Tychonis Brahe Calculus Planetarum Cursus et Altitudines
  • 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: 3110018

Tychonis Brahe Calculus Planetarum Cursus et Altitudines ob Oculos Ponens

"Tycho Brahe's Calculus of Planets' Courses and Altitudes As Seen by the Eye"

Celestial chart of the planets' rotations as calculated by astronomer Tycho Brahe.

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).