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  CELESTIAL 
 Celestial Maps 

BAYER, Johann. [A 17th century illustration of the constellation of Eridanus]
[Eridanus.] Ulm: Johann Gorlini, 1639. Coloured, with gold highlights. 285 x 380mm.
The constellation of Eridanus (Ancient Greek name fhe or Po River), engraved by Alexander Mair for Bayer's 'Uranometria', a star atlas that shaped the way the heavens would be perceived for more than two centuries. Johann Bayer (1572-1625), an Augsburg lawyer, was an amateur astronomer in the years just prior to the invention of the telescope. His most important innovation was a new system of identifying stars by Greek and Roman letters, known today as the Bayer designation. His 'Uranometria' ('Measuring the Sky'), first published 1603, was the first celestial atlas to contain a chart of the stars in the Southern Hemisphere. WARNER: Bayer 1.
[Ref: 14611]    £300.00 ($375 • €345 rates)


BAYER, Johann. [A 17th century illustration of the constellation of Lupus]
[Lupus.] Ulm: Johann Gorlini, 1639. Coloured, with gold highlights. 285 x 380mm.
The constellation of Lupus and part of Centaurus, engraved by Alexander Mair for Bayer's 'Uranometria', a star atlas that shaped the way the heavens would be perceived for more than two centuries. Johann Bayer (1572-1625), an Augsburg lawyer, was an amateur astronomer in the years just prior to the invention of the telescope. His most important innovation was a new system of identifying stars by Greek and Roman letters, known today as the Bayer designation. His 'Uranometria' ('Measuring the Sky'), first published 1603, was the first celestial atlas to contain a chart of the stars in the Southern Hemisphere. WARNER: Bayer 1.
[Ref: 14612]    £650.00 ($813 • €748 rates)


BAYER, Johann. [A 17th century illustration of the constellation of Hydra]
[Hydra.] Ulm: Johann Gorlini, 1639. Coloured, with gold highlights. 285 x 380mm.
The constellation of Hydra, engraved by Alexander Mair for Bayer's 'Uranometria', a star atlas that shaped the way the heavens would be perceived for more than two centuries. Johann Bayer (1572-1625), an Augsburg lawyer, was an amateur astronomer in the years just prior to the invention of the telescope. His most important innovation was a new system of identifying stars by Greek and Roman letters, known today as the Bayer designation. His 'Uranometria' ('Measuring the Sky'), first published 1603, was the first celestial atlas to contain a chart of the stars in the Southern Hemisphere. WARNER: Bayer 1.
[Ref: 14613]    £750.00 ($938 • €863 rates)


BAYER, Johann. [A 17th century illustration of the constellation of Cetus]
[Cetus.] Ulm: Johann Gorlini, 1639. Coloured, with gold highlights. 285 x 380mm.
The constellation of Cetus, engraved by Alexander Mair for Bayer's 'Uranometria', a star atlas that shaped the way the heavens would be perceived for more than two centuries. Johann Bayer (1572-1625), an Augsburg lawyer, was an amateur astronomer in the years just prior to the invention of the telescope. His most important innovation was a new system of identifying stars by Greek and Roman letters, known today as the Bayer designation. His 'Uranometria' ('Measuring the Sky'), first published 1603, was the first celestial atlas to contain a chart of the stars in the Southern Hemisphere. WARNER: Bayer 1.
[Ref: 14610]    £750.00 ($938 • €863 rates)


BAYER, Johann. [A set of twelve 17th century Zodiac signs]
[The Twelve Signs of the Zodiac.] Ulm, 1641. Coloured with watercolour and gouache, stars highlighted in gold. Twelve plates, each 285 x 380mm.
The twelve signs of the Zodiac, engraved by Alexander Mair for Bayer's 'Uranometria', a star atlas that shaped the way the heavens would be perceived for more than two centuries. Each constellation is fleshed out into the classical figures recognisable today. Johann Bayer (1572-1625), an Augsburg lawyer, was an amateur astronomer in the years just prior to the invention of the telescope. His most important innovation was a new system of identifying stars by Greek and Roman letters, known today as the Bayer designation. His 'Uranometria' ('Measuring the Sky'), first published 1603, was the first celestial atlas to contain a chart of the stars in the Southern Hemisphere. WARNER: Bayer 1.
[Ref: 14271]    £15,000.00 ($18,750 • €17,250 rates)


DE ROSSI, Giovanni Giacomo. [Double-hemisphere celestial chart]
Planisfero del Globo Celeste. Rome, 1687. Coloured. 430 x 560mm.
A fine double-hemisphere celestial chart, with the pictorial constellations named in Italian, published in the Mercurio Geografico. In the borders are depictions of the sun, moon and the known planets. The text beneath the chart describes the manuscript celestial globe made by astronomer Francesco Brunacci (1640-1703) as one of a pair of globes produced by De Rossi's workshop and now in the Isimbardi Palace in Milan.
[Ref: 7690]    £2,000.00 ($2,500 • €2,300 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [Showing different theories of the Solar System]
Sistema dell' Universo..[Nine Diagrams of the Solar System.] Venice, c.1690. Nine plates on one sheet, total printed area 430 x 580mm.
A beautifully engraved work, comprising 9 different illustrations, depicting The Solar System according to Ptolemy, Descartes, Copernicus, Brahe and others. For Coronelli's famous Atlante Veneto and Isolario publications.
[Ref: 17442]    £1,100.00 ($1,375 • €1,265 rates)


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 ($1,500 • €1,380 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 ($2,750 • €2,530 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 ($1,188 • €1,093 rates)


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