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  DECORATIVE 
 Decorative Items 

CELLARIUS, Andreas. [Atlas Coelestis title page]
Atlas Coelestis seu Harmonia Macrocosmica. Amsterdam: Schenk & Valk, 1708. Fine original colour. 430 x 265mm.
The famous title page of the 'Atlas Coelestis; seu Harmonia Macrocosmica', the only celestial atlas to be produced in the Netherlands before the nineteenth century, originally published by Jan Jansson in 1660. The most significant astronomers, including Ptolemy, Copernicus, Brahe and Galileo, watch the skies in which putti hold the title banner, a representation of the solar system and cross-staffs. Engraved by van Hoeven.
[Ref: 13675]    £900.00 ($1,152 • €1,031 rates)


  CELESTIAL 
 Celestial Maps 

CELLARIUS, Andreas. [The Motions of the Three Outer Planets]
Theoria trium superiorum planetarum. Amsterdam, Schenk & Valk, 1708. Original colour with additions, including gold highlights. 440 x 515mm.
'Representation (of the motions) of the three superior planets (Mars, Jupiter & Saturn).' This chart was published in the 'Atlas Coelestis; seu Harmonia Macrocosmica', the only celestial atlas to be produced in the Netherlands before the nineteenth century. It was a compilation of maps of the Ptolemaic universe and the more modern theories of Copernicus and Brahe, and remains the finest and most highly decorative celestial atlas ever produced. It was originally published by Jan Jansson in 1660: this chart comes from Schenk & Valk's reissue. KOEMAN: Cel 3.
[Ref: 13542]    £1,200.00 ($1,536 • €1,374 rates)


CELLARIUS, Andreas. [The planisphere of Aratus]
Planisphaerium Arateum sive compages orbium mundanorum ex hpyothesi Arate in plano expressa. Amsterdam, Schenk & Valk, 1708. Original colour with additions, including gold highlights. 440 x 515mm.
'The planisphere of Aratus, or the composition of the heavenly orbits following the hypothesis of Aratus expressed in a planar view.' Aratus (c.315-240 BC), a Greek diadactic poet, wrote 'Phaenomena', a poem about the Constellations and planetary motions. The borders of this chart contain the titles, on banners held aloft by putti, and two scanes of astronomers debating their findings. It was engraved by van Loon and published in the 'Atlas Coelestis; seu Harmonia Macrocosmica', the only celestial atlas to be produced in the Netherlands before the nineteenth century. It was a compilation of maps of the Ptolemaic universe and the more modern theories of Copernicus and Brahe, and remains the finest and most highly decorative celestial atlas ever produced. It was originally published by Jan Jansson in 1660: this chart comes from Schenk & Valk's reissue. KOEMAN: Cel 3.
[Ref: 13547]    £2,200.00 ($2,816 • €2,519 rates)


CELLARIUS, Andreas. [Celestial chart showing the Ptolemaic planetary orbits]
Hypothesis Ptolemaica sive communis, planetarum motus per eccentricos, et epicyclos demostrans. Amsterdam, Schenk & Valk, 1708. Original colour with additions, including gold highlights. 440 x 515mm.
'The Ptolemaic or commonly accepted hypothesis, demonstrating the planetary motions in eccentric and epicyclical orbits.' This chart was published in the 'Atlas Coelestis; seu Harmonia Macrocosmica', the only celestial atlas to be produced in the Netherlands before the nineteenth century. It was a compilation of maps of the Ptolemaic universe and the more modern theories of Copernicus and Brahe, and remains the finest and most highly decorative celestial atlas ever produced. It was originally published by Jan Jansson in 1660: this chart comes from Schenk & Valk's reissue. KOEMAN: Cel 3.
[Ref: 13549]    £950.00 ($1,216 • €1,088 rates)


CELLARIUS, Andreas. [Celestial chart of Tycho Brahe's theories of the Universe]
Planisphaerium Braheum, sive structura Mundi Totius, ex hpyothesi Tychonis Brahei in plano delinieata. Amsterdam, Schenk & Valk, 1708. Original colour with additions, including gold highlights. 440 x 515mm.
A beautiful celestial chart depicting the 'planisphere of Brahe, or the structure of the universe following the hypothesis of Tycho Brahe drawn in a planar view'. The Danish Astronomer Tycho Brahe posited a Solar System merging the theories of Ptolemy and Copenicus, so that the Sun revolved around the earth, but the planets were bound to the Sun. Jupiter is shown with four moons. In the borders the title banners are held up by putti, and portraits of Brahe at his Hven observatory bottom right and probably Ptolemy bottom left. This chart was published in the 'Atlas Coelestis; seu Harmonia Macrocosmica', the only celestial atlas to be produced in the Netherlands before the nineteenth century. It was a compilation of maps of the Ptolemaic universe and the more modern theories of Copernicus and Brahe, and remains the finest and most highly decorative celestial atlas ever produced. It was originally published by Jan Jansson in 1660: this chart comes from Schenk & Valk's reissue. KOEMAN: Cel 3.
[Ref: 13526]    £3,200.00 ($4,096 • €3,664 rates)


CELLARIUS, Andreas. [Celestial chart illustrating the apparent motions of Venus & Mercury]
Theoria Veneris et Mercurii. Amsterdam, Schenk & Valk, 1708. Original colour with additions, including gold highlights. 440 x 515mm.
A beautiful chart showing the paths of Venus and Mercury as seen from Earth, published in the 'Atlas Coelestis; seu Harmonia Macrocosmica', the only celestial atlas to be produced in the Netherlands before the nineteenth century. It was a compilation of maps of the Ptolemaic universe and the more modern theories of Copernicus and Brahe, and remains the finest and most highly decorative celestial atlas ever produced. It was originally published by Jan Jansson in 1660: this chart comes from Schenk & Valk's reissue. KOEMAN: Cel 3.
[Ref: 13530]    £950.00 ($1,216 • €1,088 rates)


CELLARIUS, Andreas. [The world's construction according to Tycho Brahe]
Scenographia compagis mundanae Brahea. Amsterdam, Schenk & Valk, 1708. Original colour with additions, including gold highlights. 440 x 515mm.
'Scenography of the world's construction according to Brahe.' A fine celestial chart showing the world's eastern hemisphere, with the motions of the sun and planets and a band representing the Zodiac. The borders are filled with putti and allegorical figures holding scientific instruments. This chart was published in the 'Atlas Coelestis; seu Harmonia Macrocosmica', the only celestial atlas to be produced in the Netherlands before the nineteenth century. It was a compilation of maps of the Ptolemaic universe and the more modern theories of Copernicus and Brahe, and remains the finest and most highly decorative celestial atlas ever produced. It was originally published by Jan Jansson in 1660: this chart comes from Schenk & Valk's reissue. KOEMAN: Cel 3.
[Ref: 13543]    £3,000.00 ($3,840 • €3,435 rates)


CELLARIUS, Andreas. [Pair of celestial charts with the constellations depicted with Christian iconography]
Coeli Stellati Christiani Haemisphaerium Posterius. [&] Coeli Stellati Christiani Haemisphaerium Prius. Amsterdam, Schenk & Valk, 1708. Original colour with additions, including gold highlights. Pair, each 440 x 515mm. Printer's crease reinforced on reverse on one plate.
A beautiful pair of celestial charts of the constellations, depicting them not in the traditional Greco-Roman figures but in Christian imagery as envisaged by Julius Schiller in 1627 in an attempt to make the iconography of the stars more relevant to his day. Thus the Zodiac is represented by the Twelve Apostles and Pegasus has become Gabriel. All the figures are shown face on, because Schiller thought it would be an indignity to have them show their backsides. His changes did not catch on, causing him often to be ridiculed, but when they were published his charts were the most accurate available. These charts was engraved by Jan van Loon and published in the 'Atlas Coelestis; seu Harmonia Macrocosmica', the only celestial atlas to be produced in the Netherlands before the nineteenth century. It was a compilation of maps of the Ptolemaic universe and the more modern theories of Copernicus and Brahe, and remains the finest and most highly decorative celestial atlas ever produced. It was originally published by Jan Jansson in 1660: this chart comes from Schenk & Valk's reissue. KOEMAN: Cel 3.
[Ref: 13536]    £7,500.00 ($9,600 • €8,588 rates)


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