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DOPPELMAYER,J.G./ HOMANN,J.B. - Hemisphaerium Coeli Australe

DOPPELMAYER,J.G./ HOMANN,J.B. - Hemisphaerium Coeli Australe
Hemisphaerium Coeli Australe - DOPPELMAYER,J.G./ HOMANN,J.B.
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Title : Hemisphaerium Coeli Australe.
Date : Nuremberg 1747.
Size : 19.1 x 22.8 inches. / 48.5 x 58.0 cm.
Colouring : Original colours.

Description :Magnificent celestial chart drawn by the famous scientist Johann Gabriel Doppelmayer.
Large circular charts of the southern hemisphere constellation, with decorative vignettes of celestial monsters and animals.
The tables along the sides identify and describe the constellations on the chart.
Doppelmayr was an astronomer of high repute. He was born at Nuremberg in 1671 and was educated at Halle University.
He was a professor of mathematics in his native city for nearly fifty years, and for some time made a speciality of lunar observations' (Brown, Astronomical Atlases, Maps and Charts p. 51).
His reputation was such as to gain him memberships in the Academia Caesarea Leopoldina, the academies of Berlin and St. Petersburg, and the Royal Society of London ... His major work is the Atlas novus coelestis ...
Besides star charts and a selenographic map, Doppelmayer's Atlas includes diagrams illustrating the planetary systems of Copernicus, Tycho, and Riccioli. The elliptic theories of Kepler, Boulliau, Seth Ward, and Mercator. The lunar theories of Tycho, Horrocks and Newton, and Halley's cometary theory.
The positions of the stars on the maps are correct for the year 1730. ¤

Condition : Very good condition. Some very light discolouration along center fold. Dark impression. Near to mint condition.

ID: 21952

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