C1750

Planisphaerium Coeleste.

Magnificent double hemisphere celestial chart showing the northern and southern sky with the constellations in allegorical form based on the astronomer, Johannes Hevelius by Georg Matthias Seutter (1678-1757) who had founded his own firm in Augsburg, Germany, around 1707. A … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Planisphaerium Coeleste.

Date:

C1750

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

580mm 
x 500mm
AUTHENTICITY
Planisphaerium Coeleste. - Antique Map from 1750

Genuine antique
dated:

1750

Description:

Magnificent double hemisphere celestial chart showing the northern and southern sky with the constellations in allegorical form based on the astronomer, Johannes Hevelius by Georg Matthias Seutter (1678-1757) who had founded his own firm in Augsburg, Germany, around 1707. A diagram in the upper left corner represents the earth in day and night, with quotations from Genesis.

The diagram at upper right shows the monthly orbit and illumination of the moon. The five diagrams along the bottom represent the monthly orbit, illumination of the moon, the planetary hypothesis of Tycho Brahe, Copernicus, Ptolemy, the annual orbit of the sun and the seasons. Hevelius made observations of sunspots, (1642 & 1645), charting of the lunar surface, discovered the Moon’s libration in longitude, publishing his results in, ‘Selenographia, sive Lunae descriptio’ in 1647. He discovered four comets, in 1652, 1661, 1672 and 1677. These discoveries led to his thesis that such bodies revolve around the Sun in parabolic paths. He observes the great comet of December 1680 and named the constellation Sextans in memory of the loss of his instruments in a fire.

References Kanas, Star Maps Warner, The Sky Explored, page 245

From, Seutter’s, Atlas novus : sive tabulae geographicae totius orbis faciem, partes, imperia, regna et provincias exhibentes, exactissima cura iuzta recentissimas observation.

Matthaus Seutter (1678 - 1756)

Matthaus Seutter (1678-1756) Mapmaker, engraver and publisher of Augsburg. A pupil of Homann he set up on his account in 1707 & appointed Geographer to the Imperial Court.

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