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Andreas Cellarius:  Theoria Veneris Et Mercurii

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Title: Theoria Veneris Et Mercurii

Map Maker: Andreas Cellarius

Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1660 (1708)

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 20 x 17 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $975.00

Inventory ID: 41417


Description:

Finely executed celestial model showing the movements of Venus and Mercury from the 1708 Valk & Schenk edition of Andreas Cellarius' Harmonia Macrocosmica.

Andreas Cellarius was born in 1596 in Neuhausen and educated in Heidelberg. He emigrated to Holland in the early 17th Century and in 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.


Condition Description: Old Color, recently refreshed.


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