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A celestial chart of the paths of Venus & Mercury

Stock No. 20517 Category: Tags: , , , Cartographer: CELLARIUS, Andreas.

Theoria Veneris et Mercurii.
Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, 1660. Original colour with additions. 435 x 510mm.

£750

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A fine celestial diagram showing the apparent paths of Venus and Mercury as seen from Earth, within a border of winged windheads, cherubs and other allegorical figures.
It 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.
This example is from the first edition of the atlas; in 1661 a plate number was added bottom right.

Additional information

Dimensions 510 × 435 mm
Cartographer

Date

1660

Extra Info

Theoria Veneris et Mercurii.

Publication

Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, 1660. Original colour with additions. 435 x 510mm.

Condition

Some restoration at centre fold.

References

KOEMAN: Cel 1.