Astronomical Chart


“THEORIA SOLIS PER ECCENTRICUM CINE EPICYCLO” shows the sun in an eccentric orbit around the earth, without epicycles. It is image #16 from the Harmonia Macrocosmica created by Andreas Cellarius (1596-1665), a cartographer and cosmographer in the Netherlands. The “G. Valk et P. SCHENCK” inscription indicates that it is from the republished edition of 1708, and not the original edition of 1660.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: PH.317511Catalog Number: 317511Accession Number: 230391

Object Name: chart

Measurements: overall: 21 in x 24 3/4 in; 53.34 cm x 62.865 cm


Record Id: nmah_1821312

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