C1708

Theoria Veneris et Mercurii

Mapmaker:

Andreas Cellarius (1596 - 1665)

Celestial map showing Venus and Mercury as seen from Earth, from, ‘Atlas Coelestis seu Harmonia Macrocosmica’. The map surrounded by superb decorations including two title banners held aloft by pairs of Cupids and the head and shoulders of more cupids. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Theoria Veneris et Mercurii

Date:

C1708

Mapmaker:

Andreas Cellarius (1596 - 1665)

Engraver:

Shenck & Valk 

Condition:

In good condition, centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Image Size: 

515mm 
x 435mm
AUTHENTICITY
Theoria Veneris et Mercurii - Antique Print from 1708

Genuine antique
dated:

1708

Description:

Celestial map showing Venus and Mercury as seen from Earth, from, ‘Atlas Coelestis seu Harmonia Macrocosmica’. The map surrounded by superb decorations including two title banners held aloft by pairs of Cupids and the head and shoulders of more cupids. Two smaller spheres at lower right and left have two seated women holding books. The most beautiful of all early celestial atlases and produced in the golden age of Dutch map making. First published in 1661 this is the second state printed in 1708 by Schenk &amp Valk’s with their names added.

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