Doppelmayr, Johann Gabriel

1750

Sphaera Mundi or Sphere of the World

Sphaera Mundi per circulos tam primarios quam secundarios cum punctis, lineis et angulis nota bilioribus, in triplici respectu Horizontis situ, pro motu stellarum primo aliisq. harum phaenominis in genere tradendis…

DESCRIPTION: Attractive, interesting print related to astronomy. This antique engraved plate demostrates graphically the description of and the basic terms related to the imaginary structure we use to map the earth. Concepts such as the equator, the two Tropics, the Poles, the horizon, etc. Based on work by Johann Doppelmayr.

Johann Doppelmayr (1677-1750) was a Professor of Mathematics in Nuremberg and a member of the Royal Society of London. He wrote on astronomy, geography, cartography, spherical trigonometry, and scientific instruments, and collaborated in the production of terrestrial and celestial globes. Later edition.

Doppelmayr prepared a number of astronomical and cosmological plates that appeared in several works by cartographer Johann Baptist Homann. In 1742, these plates were issued as the "Atlas Novus Coelestis". This atlas had a total of 30 plates, 20 that dealt with various astronomical themes (e.g., cosmological systems of Copernicus and Tycho Brahe, planetary and other bodies in the solar system), and 10 that were constellation maps showing the positions of the stars and the paths of comets." (Kanas, Nick. David Rumsey Map Collection).

CREATOR: Doppelmayr, Johann Gabriel

PUBLICATION DATE: 1750

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: N/A

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Good  On solid old laid paper with one pinhole inside the neatline, repaired.

COLORING: Original hand color.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 22 " x 19 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 55

PRICE: $375


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