Maps, Astronomy, Celestial Chart, Solar System
"Phaenomena Motuum Irregularium quos Planetae inferiores Venus et Mercurius ad annum Salutis MDCCX Directionibus Stationibus et Retrogradationibus suis et Terra spectandos praebent, exemplo singulorum Periodi pro Hypotheseos Copernic. firmamento Geometrice demonstrata A Ioh. Fabriele Doppelmajero Mathem. Prof. Publ. opera Ioh. Baptistae Homanni Noribergae."
Copper etching by Johann Gabriel Doppelmayer (1677-1750)
Original hand coloring. Published by Homann Erben. Nuremberg, 1730
In the center of the celestial chart we see the Sun as the focal point of our solar system. Fundamental basis for the chart are the orbits of Earth, Venus and Mercury as calculated for the year 1710 by Copernicus and projected transit of the planet Venus as it goes across the sun in the year 1761. - Our earth is pulled through space on clusters of clouds by a chariot with six horses. The wheel of the chariot, visible to the viewer, depicts the south pole of the earth. Above are Venus and Mercury also shown with their insignia on clouds
Extreme upper left corner was missing and has been attached. Tiny piece of upper right corner is missing. Margins all around are narrow and show traces of age and use. The original hand coloring is attractive. Centerfold has been smoothed.
48,5 x 57,5 cm (ca. 19 x 22.6")