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