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  CELESTIAL 
 Celestial Maps 

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 ($1,273 • €1,084 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 ($10,050 • €8,558 rates)


THOMAS, Corbinianus. [18th century map of the Zodiac sign Sagittarius]
Sagittarius. Frankfurt, 1730. Original colour. 135 x 140mm.
The constellation Sagittarius, engraved by Johann Christoph Berndt for the celestial atlas 'Mercurii Philosphici Firmamentum Firmianum', named for Thomas's patron, Leopold Anton von Firmian, Archbishop of Salzburg. Corbinianus Thomas (1694-1767), a Benedictine monk, was Professor of Mathematics and Theology at the University of Salzburg. His star atlas was first published in 1730 at Frankfurt, with a second edition at Augsburg the following year. He used an odd system for nomenclature: Bayer Greek letter for the star, Roman numeral for the magnitude and Arabic numeral for the star catalogue reference. Individual zodiac signs of this period are uncommon, especially in original colour. KANAS: 7.7, 'beautiful illustrations'; WARNER, p.251.
[Ref: 14298]    £500.00 ($670 • €571 rates)


THOMAS, Corbinianus. [18th century illustration of a celestial globe]
Astrodicticum Globo applicam. Frankfurt, 1730. Original colour. 135 x 125mm.
A celestial globe in fine hand colour, engraved by Johann Christoph Berndt for the celestial atlas 'Mercurii Philosphici Firmamentum Firmianum', named for Thomas's patron, Leopold Anton von Firmian, Archbishop of Salzburg. Corbinianus Thomas (1694-1767), a Benedictine monk, was Professor of Mathematics and Theology at the University of Salzburg. His star atlas was first published in 1730 at Frankfurt, with a second edition at Augsburg the following year. He used an odd system for nomenclature: Bayer Greek letter for the star, Roman numeral for the magnitude and Arabic numeral for the star catalogue reference. KANAS: 7.7, 'beautiful illustrations'; WARNER, p.251.
[Ref: 14308]    £240.00 ($322 • €274 rates)


THOMAS, Corbinianus. [18th century illustration of the constellation Ursa Minor]
Ursa Minor. Frankfurt, 1730. Original colour. 120 x 135mm.
Ursa Minor (the Little Bear), the constellation containing Polaris, the northern Pole Star. It was engraved by Johann Christoph Berndt for the celestial atlas 'Mercurii Philosphici Firmamentum Firmianum', named for Thomas's patron, Leopold Anton von Firmian, Archbishop of Salzburg. Corbinianus Thomas (1694-1767), a Benedictine monk, was Professor of Mathematics and Theology at the University of Salzburg. His star atlas was first published in 1730 at Frankfurt, with a second edition at Augsburg the following year. He used an odd system for nomenclature: Bayer Greek letter for the star, Roman numeral for the magnitude and Arabic numeral for the star catalogue reference. KANAS: 7.7, 'beautiful illustrations'; WARNER, p.251.
[Ref: 14323]    £350.00 ($469 • €399 rates)


THOMAS, Corbinianus. [18th century illustration of the constellation Perseus]
Perseus. Caput Medusæ. Frankfurt, 1730. Original colour. 140 x 140mm.
A chart of the constellation of Perseus, personified by the Greek hero, holding the Head of Medusa constellation by the hair. It was engraved by Johann Christoph Berndt for the celestial atlas 'Mercurii Philosphici Firmamentum Firmianum', named for Thomas's patron, Leopold Anton von Firmian, Archbishop of Salzburg. Corbinianus Thomas (1694-1767), a Benedictine monk, was Professor of Mathematics and Theology at the University of Salzburg. His star atlas was first published in 1730 at Frankfurt, with a second edition at Augsburg the following year. He used an odd system for nomenclature: Bayer Greek letter for the star, Roman numeral for the magnitude and Arabic numeral for the star catalogue reference. KANAS: 7.7, 'beautiful illustrations'; WARNER, p.251.
[Ref: 14324]    £350.00 ($469 • €399 rates)


THOMAS, Corbinianus. [18th century illustration of the Lyra constellation]
Lyra. Frankfurt, 1730. Original colour. 125 x 130mm.
A chart of the Lyra constellation, engraved by Johann Christoph Berndt for the celestial atlas 'Mercurii Philosphici Firmamentum Firmianum', named for Thomas's patron, Leopold Anton von Firmian, Archbishop of Salzburg. Corbinianus Thomas (1694-1767), a Benedictine monk, was Professor of Mathematics and Theology at the University of Salzburg. His star atlas was first published in 1730 at Frankfurt, with a second edition at Augsburg the following year. He used an odd system for nomenclature: Bayer Greek letter for the star, Roman numeral for the magnitude and Arabic numeral for the star catalogue reference. KANAS: 7.7, 'beautiful illustrations'; WARNER, p.251.
[Ref: 14371]    £300.00 ($402 • €342 rates)


THOMAS, Corbinianus. [18th century illustration of the Hercules constellation]
Hercvles. Frankfurt, 1730. Original colour. 135 x 140mm.
A chart of the Hercules constellation, engraved by Johann Christoph Berndt for the celestial atlas 'Mercurii Philosphici Firmamentum Firmianum', named for Thomas's patron, Leopold Anton von Firmian, Archbishop of Salzburg. Corbinianus Thomas (1694-1767), a Benedictine monk, was Professor of Mathematics and Theology at the University of Salzburg. His star atlas was first published in 1730 at Frankfurt, with a second edition at Augsburg the following year. He used an odd system for nomenclature: Bayer Greek letter for the star, Roman numeral for the magnitude and Arabic numeral for the star catalogue reference. KANAS: 7.7, 'beautiful illustrations'; WARNER, p.251.
[Ref: 14372]    £300.00 ($402 • €342 rates)


THOMAS, Corbinianus. [18th century illustration of the Bootes constellation]
Bootes. Frankfurt, 1730. Original colour. 135 x 140mm.
A chart of the Bootes constellation, engraved by Johann Christoph Berndt for the celestial atlas 'Mercurii Philosphici Firmamentum Firmianum', named for Thomas's patron, Leopold Anton von Firmian, Archbishop of Salzburg. Corbinianus Thomas (1694-1767), a Benedictine monk, was Professor of Mathematics and Theology at the University of Salzburg. His star atlas was first published in 1730 at Frankfurt, with a second edition at Augsburg the following year. He used an odd system for nomenclature: Bayer Greek letter for the star, Roman numeral for the magnitude and Arabic numeral for the star catalogue reference. KANAS: 7.7, 'beautiful illustrations'; WARNER, p.251.
[Ref: 14373]    £300.00 ($402 • €342 rates)


THOMAS, Corbinianus. [18th century illustration of the Cygnus constellation]
Cygnvs. Frankfurt, 1730. Original colour. 140 x 140mm.
A chart of the Cygnus constellation, engraved by Johann Christoph Berndt for the celestial atlas 'Mercurii Philosphici Firmamentum Firmianum', named for Thomas's patron, Leopold Anton von Firmian, Archbishop of Salzburg. Corbinianus Thomas (1694-1767), a Benedictine monk, was Professor of Mathematics and Theology at the University of Salzburg. His star atlas was first published in 1730 at Frankfurt, with a second edition at Augsburg the following year. He used an odd system for nomenclature: Bayer Greek letter for the star, Roman numeral for the magnitude and Arabic numeral for the star catalogue reference. KANAS: 7.7, 'beautiful illustrations'; WARNER, p.251.
[Ref: 14374]    £300.00 ($402 • €342 rates)


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