Astronomical Chart

Astronomical Chart

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“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
Object Name
chart
Measurements
overall: 21 in x 24 3/4 in; 53.34 cm x 62.865 cm
ID Number
PH.317511
catalog number
317511
accession number
230391
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National Museum of American History
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