1428
1428
Andreas Cellarius
HARMONIA MACROCOSMICA SEU ATLAS UNIVERSALIS ET NOVUS: A PAIR COPPER-ENGRAVED CELESTIAL MAPS
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1428
Andreas Cellarius
HARMONIA MACROCOSMICA SEU ATLAS UNIVERSALIS ET NOVUS: A PAIR COPPER-ENGRAVED CELESTIAL MAPS
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6,0008,000
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Andreas Cellarius
HARMONIA MACROCOSMICA SEU ATLAS UNIVERSALIS ET NOVUS: A PAIR COPPER-ENGRAVED CELESTIAL MAPS
Copper-engraved celestial maps, with full original color, Amsterdam: G. Valk & P. Schenk, 1708. Framed.

lot includes: [The Northern Celestial Hemisphere of Classical Antiquity] Hæmisphærium Stellatum Boreale Antiquum — [The Northern Celestial Hemisphere, with the Terrestrial Hemisphere beneath] Hæmisphærium stellatum boreale cum subiecto hæmisphærio terrestri 

sheet sizes: 521 x 616 mm  20 1/2 x 24 1/4 in — 502 x 578 mm  19 3/4 x 22 3/4 in


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Some of the finest and most highly decorative celestial charts ever produced, from the Valk & Schenk edition of Cellarius

The present images were created during the great era of Dutch map-making, a period that saw the perfection of the art of representing scientific ideas in engraving. It was reprinted by Janssonius in 1661, and again in 1708 by Gerard Valck and Petrus Schenk, who added their names to the plates.

Andreas Cellarius was born in about 1596 in Neuhausen, a small town near Worms in the Rhine-Hesse region of Germany. From 1625 to 1637 Cellarius worked as a schoolmaster in Amsterdam and The Hague, and in 1637 moved to Hoorn, where he was appointed as headmaster or rector of the Latin School. He published a number of works during his lifetime, but the last and greatest was the Harmonia Macrocosmica. Cellarius resigned from his post as headmaster in early 1665 and died in Hoorn in November of the same year.

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