celestial chart / Cellarius, A. / Virtual Map Fair
Description: Sceno Graphia Systematis Mvndani Ptolemaici
maker Cellarius, A. [1596-1655]
size 42,7 x 51 cm.
condition Good. Fine period colour, heightened with gold. Old centrefold as issued, some handling creases. Generous margins all around. Marginal, unobstrusive tape- and glue stains . Skillfully executed reinforcements to centrefold. Else, a highly decorative and fine map.
colouring Fine period colour, heightened with gold.
description A most desirable item from the cherished Cellarius atlas; "Harmonia Macrocosmica" in an exquisite period colouring, heightened with gold. At centre, a hemisphere, with Europe and the African Continent, "Nova Hollandiae" etc. etc. At the lower corners, 2 superbly engraved, finely coloured, scenes of Astronomers, with their tools. [see detail photograph.In the upper corners, lots of putti to be seen, holding navigational instruments.
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- Number: 1080218
- Dealer: Ernie Quist Antiquarian