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17th century chart of the planetary orbits according to Brahe

CELLARIUS, Andreas.

Tychonis Brahe Calculus, Planetarum Cursus et Altitudines Oboculos Ponens.
Amsterdam, Schenk & Valk, 1708. Original colour with additions, including gold highlights. 440 x 515mm.

A chart of the planetary orbits according to Tycho Brahe: the Earth is at the centre of the Solar System with the Sun orbiting it, and the other planets orbiting the sun.
Brahe (1546-1601) admired Copernicus but could not accept his geocentric Solar System. This compromise between the Ptolemaic and Copernican systems was published before the Church declared that the heliocentric model sacriligious in 1616.
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.

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Stock ID : 22129

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Stock Id :22129

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17th century chart of the planetary orbits according to Brahe

CELLARIUS, Andreas.

Tychonis Brahe Calculus, Planetarum Cursus et Altitudines Oboculos Ponens.
Amsterdam, Schenk & Valk, 1708. Original colour with additions, including gold highlights. 440 x 515mm.

A chart of the planetary orbits according to Tycho Brahe: the Earth is at the centre of the Solar System with the Sun orbiting it, and the other planets orbiting the sun.
Brahe (1546-1601) admired Copernicus but could not accept his geocentric Solar System. This compromise between the Ptolemaic and Copernican systems was published before the Church declared that the heliocentric model sacriligious in 1616.
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.
Stock ID : 22129

£1,000

£1,000

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