1 Old Antique Cellarius chart / Virtual Rare Map Fair


Title: [Antique celestial chart] Hypothesis Ptolemaica, sive Communis Planetrum Motus Per Eccentricos, 14.
Author: Cellarius, A.
PlaceAndYear: Amsterdam, G.Valk & P. Schenk, 1708.
Description: The celestial atlas produced by Andreas Cellarius ‘Atlas Coelestis seu Harmonia Macrocosmica’ is the only celestial atlas published in the heydays of Dutch cartography.

A celestial chart showing the classical theory of planetary movement as described by Claudius Ptolemeus, with the earth as the center of the universum. The circular diagram is surrounded by a very decorative border with grotesk figures. In the lower corners two more diagrams illustrating the Ptolemeus theory. A very fine, high quality celestial chart. Ref.: Warner, The Sky Explored, pp 53-54.
Dimensions: 430 x 510 mm
Reference: Warner, The Sky Explored, pp 53-54.
Colouring: later colouring
Condition: very good
  • Number: 1010006 (71)
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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