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Description

Striking example of Doppelmayr's celestial chart illustrating planetary motion.

The map includes numerous diagrams and explanatory notes and an elaborate vignette illustrating the earth, several constellations, the moon and various windheads in the right part of the map. The central focus of the map is the Copernican model, with projections showing when the various planets will be perceived. Around the sides of the map are three diagrams showing the variations in the position of the planets relative to the sun over a period of observation in 1708. Other diagrams allude to eclipses and various additional celestial phenomena.

This plate originally appeared in Doppelmayr's Atlas Coelestis, in quo mundus spectabilis. . ., a treatise on 18th-century astronomical knowledge.

Condition Description
Original hand-color.