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Publisher: VALK, G. / SCHENK, P.
Title: Haemisphaerium stellatum australe antiquum.
Published in: Amsterdam, 1708
   
Size: 16.9 x 19.9 inches.
43.0 x 50.6 cm.
Colouring:

Old colour refreshed.
Condition: Strong image with broad margins. Map image surface clean with visible restoration in upper margin and lower margins. Some re-joints of tears near Danebitto, Piscis, Virgo, Pavo, Delphinus and Cameleon.
Tiny hole restored under Hydra and in upper right corner. Printed on on heavy paper.

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Splendid chart showing the constellation of the southern hemisphere. Andreas Cellarius (active from 1656-1702), Dutch mathematician and geographer, rector of the Latin School at Hoorn. He may have been of German or Polish origin, with the name of Keller or Kellner. Cellarius adopted the system of Julius Schiller who renamed all constellations known at that time and sketched them again in order to fit the sky into a system of Christian symbolism. In Cellarius' Atlas Coelestis Schiller's system has been elaborated further. In fact, Schiller became more widely known by Cellarius' atlas than by his own work. From: Atlas Coelestis seu Harmonia Macrocosmica.
Peter Schenk and Gerard Valk reissued the copperplates of the original Cellarius atlas in 1708. These plates, identified by the addition of the new publisher's imprint on the title banner.
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