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Andreas Cellarius

Andreas Cellarius


Andreas Cellarius was born in 1596 in Neuhausen and educated in Heidelberg. He emigrated to Holland in the early 17th century, and in 1637 moved to Hoorn, where he became the rector of the Latin School. Cellarius' best-known work is his Harmonia Macrocosmica, first issued in 1660 by Jan Jansson, as a supplement to Jansson's Atlas Novus. The work consists of a series of Celestial Charts begun by Cellarius in 1647 and intended as part of a two-volume treatise on cosmography, which was never issued.

Cellarius' charts are the most sought after of celestial charts, blending the striking imagery of the golden age of Dutch Cartography with contemporary scientific knowledge. The present examples come from the Valk & Schenk edition of Cellarius' atlas, which is unchanged from the 1661 edition. The 1660 and 1661 editions can be distinguished by the inclusion of a plate number in the lower right corner of the 1661 edition. The Valk & Schenk edition can be distinguished by the addition of the printer's name (Valk & Schenk) in the titles of the maps.



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1660 - Scenographia Compagis Mundanae Brahea . . .

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Fine example of Cellarius's chart illustrating Tycho Brahe's unique geo-heliocentric model of the universe, first published by Jan Jansson in 1660 and re-issued in 1708 by Schenk & Vallk. In the late 16th century, Tycho Brahe, an important Danish...


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1660 - Solis Circa Orbem Terrarum Spiralis Revolutio

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Nice example of Cellarius's chart illustrating the path of the sun's annual rotation around the earth, from the northern tropic to the southern. The band of the zodiac is included, with names and symbols of the various signs of the zodiac, surrounded...


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1660 - Scenographia Systematis Mundani Ptolemaici . . .

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Fine example of Cellarius's chart illustrating Claudius Ptolemy's earth-centered model of the universe. In the second century, Claudius Ptolemy, an important Egyptian Astronomer and Geographer, postulated that the Sun and Planets revolved around the...


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1708 - Haemisphaerii Borealis Coeli et Terrae Sphaeri Cascenographia

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Nice example of this finely executed map of the Northern Sky, illustrating the constellations of the Northern Hemisphere superimposed over the Pacific Ocean, first published by Andreas Cellarius in 1660. The map provides a fantastic image of the...


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1660 - Haemisphaerium Stellatum Australe Cum Aequali Sphaerarum Proportione

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Decorative example of this finely executed map of the southwestern sky, illustrating the constellations of the Southwestern Hemisphere superimposed over a southwestern orientation of the Earth, first published by Andreas Cellarius in 1660. The chart...


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1708 - Haemisphaerium Stellatum Australe Cum Aequali Sphaerarum Proportione

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Decorative example of this finely executed map of the Southwestern Sky, illustrating the constellations of the Southwestern Hemisphere superimposed over a southwestern orientation of the Earth Hemisphere, first published by Andreas Cellarius in 1660....


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1660 - Situs Terrae Circulis Coelestibus Circundatae . . .

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Striking original hand-color celestial chart, showing a Ptolemaic model of the Universe, with the earth in its relation to the plane of the ecliptic, from the 1708 Valk & Schenk edition of Andreas Cellarius' Harmonia Macrocosmica seu Atlas...


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1660 - Haemisphaerium Stellatum Boreale Cum Subiecto Hemisphaerio Terrestri

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Fine old color example of this striking chart of the Northern Sky, illustrating the constellations of the Southern Hemisphere superimposed over the earth's Southern Hemisphere, from the 1708 Valk & Schenk edition of Andreas Cellarius's Harmonia...


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1660 - Haemisphaerium Stellatum Boreale Antiquum

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Very nice example of this striking chart of the Northern Sky, illustrating the constellations of the Northern Hemisphere superimposed over the earth's Southern Hemisphere, from Andreas Cellarius's Harmonia Macrocosmica, first published in 1660. The...


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1660 - Planisphaerium Ptolemaicum, Sive Machina Orbium Mundi Ex Hypothesi Ptolemaica In Planno Disposita

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Striking example of this celestial chart illustration of Claudius Ptolemy's model of the Universe, a model of the solar system with the earth at the center, from the 1708 Valk & Schenk edition of Andreas Cellarius's Harmonia Macrocosmica seu Atlas...


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1660 - Theoria Solis Per Eccentricum Sine Epicyclo

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Fine example of this celestial chart illustrating the Sun's orbit around the Earth, from the 1708 Valk & Schenk edition of Andreas Cellarius' Harmonia Macrocosmica. Cellariu's chart illustrates the Ptolemaic theory of the Sun's orbit around the...


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1660 - Theoria Lunae, Eius Motum Per Eccentricum Et Epicyclum Demonstrans

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Finely engraved celestial map showing Claudius Ptolemy's model of the Lunar Cycles, from the 1708 Valk & Schenk edition of Andreas Cellarius' Harmonia Macrocosmica. Striking celestial chart illustrating the Ptolemaic model of lunar motion. The...


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1660 - Theoriatrium Superiorum Planetarum

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Fine example of Cellarius's chart illustrating the Theory of Epicycles, which supported Claudius Ptolemy's earth-centered model of the universe, from the Valk & Schenk edition of Andreas Cellarius' Harmonia Macrocosmica. In this chart, Cellarius...


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1660 - Haemisphaeria Sphaerarum Rectae Et Obliquae Utriusque Motus et Longitudines Tam Coelestes Quam Terrestres Ac Stellarum Affectiones Monstrantia

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Finely executed celestial chart illustrating the motions of both the upright sphere (the equatorial co-ordinate system) and the oblique sphere (the ecliptic co-ordinate system); the celestial and terrestrial longitudes; and the influences of the stars,...


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1660 - Haemisphaerium Stellatum Australe Antiquum

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Exceptional Original Color A fine old color example of this striking map of the Southern Sky, illustrating the constellations of the Southern Hemisphere superimposed over the earth's Southern Hemisphere, first published by Andreas Cellarius in 1660....


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1660 - Planisphaerium Copernicanum Sive Systema Universi Totius Creati Ex Hypothesi Copernicana In Plano Exhibitum

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Exceptional Old Color Example Striking example of the Copernican model of the Solar System, from the 1661 edition of Andreas Cellarius's Harmonia Macrocosmica seu Atlas Universalis et Novus. The map depicts a Copernican astronomical chart in the form...