Item #26526 Planisphaerium Coeleste. Seutter.

Planisphaerium Coeleste.

NP: NP, ca. 1730. 19.5 x 22. Here is a splendid double hemisphere celestial chart showing the northern and southern sky with constellations in allegorical form. A diagram in the upper right corner showing the monthly orbit and illumination of the moon, while another in the upper left represents day and night on the earth with quotations from Genesis. Five additional diagrams along the bottom represent the monthly orbit and illumination of the moon, the different planetary hypotheses of Tycho Brahe, Corpernicus, Ptolemy, and the annual orbit of the sun and the seasons. George Matthaus Seutter (1678-1757) learned the map publishing business as an apprentice to J. B. Homan of Nurenbeerg. In 1707, he moved to Augsburg where he established himself as Homann's main rival, becoming Geographer to the Imperial Court in 1715. Center fold and one minor foxing spot. Hand color, undoubtedly later, but well done. Item #26526

Price: $1,500.00

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