Astronomical Chart

Astronomical Chart

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“PLANISPHAERIUM COPERNICANUM Sive Systema UNIVERSI TOTIUS CREATI EX HYPOTHESI COPERNICANA IN PLANO EXHIBITUM” represents the system of the universe according to the hypothesis of Copernicus exhibited in a planar view. It is image #4 from the Harmonia Macrocosmica created by Andreas Cellarius (1596-1665), a cartographer and cosmographer in the Netherlands. The "Prostant Amstelaedami apud GERARDUM VALK et PETRUM SCHENK" inscription indicates that it is from the edition of 1708, and not the original edition of 1660.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Print, Planisphaerium Copernicanum
chart
Measurements
overall: 53 cm x 62 cm; 20 7/8 in x 24 7/16 in
overall: 21 in x 24 7/8 in; 53.34 cm x 63.1825 cm
ID Number
PH.317518
catalog number
317518
accession number
230391
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National Museum of American History
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