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Antique Celestial Chart by Doppelmayr (16388)
Cartographer : Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr
Title : Ephemerides Motuum Coelestium Geometricae
Date : 1712
Size : 23in x 20in (585mm x 510mm)
Description :

This superbly engraved beautifully hand coloured original antique Celestial Chart by Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr was published by J.B. Homann in his 1712 edition of Atlas von hundert Charten

Background: This astronomical chart portrays the motions of the planets according to the Copernican theory of the solar system. The inset at the bottom shows the scale of the solar system compared with the Hugenian estimate of the distance between the Sun and Sirius. The female representation of Terra is depicted surrounded by putti representing the stars.

Doppelmayr wrote on astronomy, geography, cartography, spherical trigonometry, sundials and mathematical instruments. He often collaborated with the cartographer Johann Baptista Homann (1664-1724), a former Dominican monk from Oberkammlach in Schwabia who in 1688 had settled in Nuremberg and became a map engraver for the publishing firms of Jacob von Sandrart and David Funck.
In 1702, Homann founded an influential cartographic publishing firm that after his death was continued by his son Johann Christoph Homann (1703-1730) and after the latter’s death by his friend Johann Michael Franz (1700-1761) and his stepsister’s husband Johann Georg Ebersberger (1695-1760) under the name “Homännische Erben”. The publishing firm remained in business under different names until 1848.
(Ref: Adelung, J.Chr., “Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr”; Cantor, M., “Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr”)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Pink, yellow, green, blue
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 23in x 20in (585mm x 510mm)
Plate size: - 23in x 19 ½in (585mm x 495mm)
Margins: - Min 1/4in (5mm)

Margins: - Age toning, small restoration to bottom middle margin
Plate area: - Age toning to the top and side image panels
Verso: - Age toning along centerfold & top of verso

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Condition : (B) Good Condition

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US$475.00 SOLD


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