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A spectacular example of this decorative map of the Southern Sky, illustrating the constellations, w/ decorative scenes surrounding the map image. The South Pole, South Africa & South America are also shown, w/ the South Pole listed as Terra Incognitae. Cellarius' maps are the most coveted of celestial maps, blending the striking imagery of the golden age of Dutch Cartography with contemporary scientific knowledge. Cellarius full hemisphere maps are becoming increasing difficult to find, especially in such exceptional condition.

Andreas Cellarius Biography

Andreas Cellarius was born in 1596 in Neuhausen and educated in Heidelberg. He emigrated to Holland in the early 17th century, and in 1637 moved to Hoorn, where he became the rector of the Latin School. Cellarius' best-known work is his Harmonia Macrocosmica, first issued in 1660 by Jan Jansson, as a supplement to Jansson's Atlas Novus. The work consists of a series of Celestial Charts begun by Cellarius in 1647 and intended as part of a two-volume treatise on cosmography, which was never issued.