Original, hand-colored copper engraving from the 1661 second edition of Andreas Cellarius'. This is Plate #7, titled Scenographia Compagis Mundanae Brahea Scenography of the world's construction according to (Tycho) Brahe, depicting the signs of the Zodiac and the orbits of the planets and the sun, ringing the Eastern Hemisphere, based upon Ptolemy, with decorative scenes surrounding the map image. Andreas Cellarius was born in 1596 in Neuhausen and educated in Heidelberg. He emigrated to Holland in the early 17th Century and 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. Cellarius' charts are the most sought after of celestial charts, blending the striking imagery of the golden age of Dutch Cartography with contemporary scientific knowledge. Cellarius's charts are becoming increasing difficult to find, especially in such nice condition.
From the 1661 second edition. 36.5 x 32 framed.
The item "Andreas Cellarius Scenographia Compagis Mundanae Brahea 2nd Edition 1661" is in sale since Tuesday, May 23, 2017. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\World Maps".
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