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Typus Aspectuum, Oppositionum et Coniunctionum in Planetis: Cellarius 1708

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  • Title: Typus Aspectuum, Oppositionum et Coniunctionum in Planetis
  • 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: 319044

Typus Aspectuum, Oppositionum et Coniunctionum Etz in Planetis.

"Types of Areas, Oppositions, and Connections Etc. on the Planets."

Celestial chart showing angles of conjunction and opposition between the constellations of the Zodiac and the Earth. Shows the Northern Hemisphere which labels present-day Mexico as Nova Hispania and marks locations such as New England, Florida, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. California appears as an island.

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).