Celestial Charts

  • Johann Baptist Homann:  Geographische Universal-Zeig und Schlag-Uhr

    J.B. Homann, Nuremberg, circa 1720

    Curious Depiction of California as an Island.Illustration of a geographical clock by Zacharias Landteck, who manufactured it in the early 1700's in Nuremberg. The engraving was created by J....

    Geographische Universal-Zeig und Schlag-Uhr
    1720 - Johann Baptist Homann
    11496

    Old coloured map of California as an Island. Printed in Nuremberg by J.B. Homann circa 1720.

    980,00 €
  • Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr:  Tabula Selenographica in qua Lunarium Macularum

    J. B. Homann, Nuremberg, circa 1730

    Decorative map of the surface of the moon in two hemispheres. Surrounded by small illustrations of the lunar eclipse.

    Tabula Selenographica in qua Lunarium Macularum
    1730 - Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr
    10300

    Old coloured celestial map. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann circa 1730.

    1 350,00 €
  • Covens and Mortier:  Introduction a la Geographie

    Covens & Mortier, Amsterdam, circa 1730

    Small engraved map of the western hemisphere and the northern sky on a title page by Covens and Mortier.

    Introduction a la Geographie
    1730 - Covens and Mortier
    12619

    Antique map of the world. Printed in Amsterdam by Covens & Mortier circa 1730.

    190,00 €
  • Konrad von Megenberg:  Von den Himeln und von den Planeten

    Anton Sorg, Augsburg, 1482

    Very rare and early woodcut of the celestial spheres by Konrad von Megenberg. From the incunable Buch der Natur or Book of Nature printed by Anton Sorg in Augsburg in 1482.This full-page...

    Von den Himeln und von den Planeten
    1482 - Konrad von Megenberg
    12467

    Incunable woodcut view of the heavenly spheres. Printed in Augsburg by Anton Sorg in 1482.

  • Anonymous:  [Celestial Chart - Himmelskarte]

    Vienna, before 1569

    Unrecorded Star Map of the 16th Century.A large, scarce 16th century celestial chart of the northern sky. We could not locate any bibliographical information about this engraving. It is...

    [Celestial Chart - Himmelskarte]
    1569 - Anonymous
    11694

    Exceptionally rare star map of the northern sky. Most likely printed in Vienna before 1569.

  • Andreas Cellarius:  Haemisphaerium Scenographicum Australe Coeli Stellati et Terrae

    Valk & Schenk, Amsterdam, (1660) 1708

    Spectacular Star Map of the Southern Sky by Andreas Cellarius.This celestial hemisphere shows the classical constellations of the southern skies over a globe showing South America, Southern...

    Haemisphaerium Scenographicum Australe Coeli Stellati et Terrae
    1660 - Andreas Cellarius
    11488

    Old coloured celestial map. Printed in Amsterdam by Valk & Schenk in 1708.

  • Andreas Cellarius:  Atlas Coelestius: seu Harmonia Macrocosmica

    Valk & Schenk, Amsterdam, (1660) 1708

    Old coloured title page of Andreas Cellarius' star atlas Harmonia Macrocosmica Seu Atlas Universalis Et Novus first published by J. Janssonius in 1660. This title page is from the reissue by Valk...

    Atlas Coelestius: seu Harmonia Macrocosmica
    1660 - Andreas Cellarius
    11500

    Copper engraving of a title page. Cellarius Harmonia Macrocosmica. Printed in Amsterdam by Valk & Schenk in 1708.

  • Nicolas de Fer:  Planisphere Celeste Meridionale (and) Planisphere Celeste Septentrional

    Paris, 1705

    Two separate charts of southern and northern Hemisphere according to Philippe de la Hire (1640-1714). Hemisphere with surround of text and engraved dedication to Jean Paul Bignon from Herman van Loon.

    Planisphere Celeste Meridionale (and) Planisphere Celeste Septentrional
    1705 - Nicolas de Fer
    10062

    Coloured celestial map. Printed in Paris in the year 1705.

  • Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr:  Ephemerides Motuum Coelestium Geometricae

    J. B. Homann, Nuremberg, 1742

    Copper engraved map of the planetary motion as per observations of 1708 and 1709 by J. G. Doppelmayr. Also showing the Hooke's calculation of the distance between the Sun and Sirius. From "Atlas...

    Ephemerides Motuum Coelestium Geometricae
    1742 - Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr
    10390

    Old coloured celestial map. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann in 1742.

  • Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr:  Phaenomena in Planetis Primariis Quae facies diversas, ex illorum phasibus, maculis et fasciis...

    J. B. Homann, Nuremberg, 1742

    Copper engraved map of the major planets by J. G. Doppelmayr. Showing the phases of the planets (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn) as it can be seen from the Earth, explanation of the...

    Phaenomena in Planetis Primariis Quae facies diversas, ex illorum...
    1742 - Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr
    10391

    Old coloured celestial map. Printed in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann in 1742.

  • Johann Baptist Homann:  Theoria Planetarum Primariorum

    Nuremberg, circa 1746

    Hand coloured copper engraving from J.G. Doppelmaier by J.B. Homann, showing orbit of the planets.

    Theoria Planetarum Primariorum
    1746 - Johann Baptist Homann
    10001

    Doppelmaier's map of the orbit of the planets. Published in Nuremberg by J. B. Homann in 1746.

  • Emanuel Bowen:  The Solar System, with the Orbit of 5 remarkable Comets.

    E. Bowen, London, 1747

    Fascinating model of the solar system out to Saturn. Showing the orbits of 5 comets, the date the comets first appeared, the period and a prediction on the next appearance. One comet out of the...

    The Solar System, with the Orbit of 5 remarkable Comets.
    1747 - Emanuel Bowen
    11281

    Engraving of the solar system with comets. Published by E. Bowen in London in 1747.

  • Homann Erben:  Vorstellung der in der Nacht zwischen den 8. u. 9. Aug. 1748

    Nuremberg, 1748

    Hand coloured copper engraving from T. Mayer by Homann Heirs, showing the lunar eclipse of August 1748. With the coloured moon and hemisphere.

    Vorstellung der in der Nacht zwischen den 8. u. 9. Aug. 1748
    1748 - Homann Erben
    10002

    Old coloured map of the moon. Published in Nuremberg in 1748,

  • Tobias Conrad Lotter:  Planisphaerium Coeleste

    circa 1750

    A very decorative double hemisphere celestial chart. The smaller circular diagram showing the rotation of the Planets, according to Tycho Brahe, Ptolemy and Copernicus. Further decorated with...

    Planisphaerium Coeleste
    1750 - Tobias Conrad Lotter
    10043

    Old coloured celestial map. Printed circa 1750.

  • Homann Erben:  Schematismus geographiae mathematicae

    Nuremberg, 1753

    Copper engraved map of the solar system after Schatz by Homann Erben. Showing the round solar system with globe, compass rose and an armillary sphere. Dated 1753.

    Schematismus geographiae mathematicae
    1753 - Homann Erben
    10389

    Antique celestial map. Printed in Nuremberg in the year 1753.

  • Tobias Conrad Lotter:  Globus Terrestris ad Sphaeram Obliquam Delineatus / Globus Coelestis cum Astrodictico Artificiali...

    1774

    Hand colored engraving showing terrestrial and celestial globes.

    Globus Terrestris ad Sphaeram Obliquam Delineatus / Globus Coelestis cum...
    1774 - Tobias Conrad Lotter
    10040

    Old coloured engraving of a pair of globes. Published in 1774.

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