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Cellarius / Schenk-Valk Andreas / Peter ( 1596 - 1665 )
Theoriatrium Superiorum Planetarum
Artist: Cellarius / Schenk-Valk Andreas / Peter ( - 1665 ) ; issued in: Amsterdam; date: ca 1660 ( Andreas Cellarius (c 1596 ? 1665) was a Dutch-German cartographer best known for his Harmonia Macrocosmica of 1660 a major star atlas published by Johannes Janssonius in Amsterdam Andreas Cellarius illustration of the Copernican system from the Harmonia Macrocosmica 1660 He was born in Neuhausen now a part of Worms and was educated in Heidelberg The Protestant Cellarius may have left Heidelberg at the onset of the Thirty years war in 1618 or in 1622 when the city came in Catholic hands His activities are unclear at this time but based on his later works it is conjectured he spent time in Poland and may have even worked as a military engineer t. technic: Copper print; colorit: original colored; - condition: Perfect condition; size (in cm) 44 x 52; Decorative representation of the Theory of Epicycles, which supported Claudius Ptolemy's earth-centered model of the universe, from the Valk & Schenk edition of Andreas Cellarius' Harmonia Macrocosmica.
Bookseller: Antique Sommer& Sapunaru KG [München, Germany]
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