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Scenographia Systematis Mundani Ptolemaici.
Estimated value: $1875 - $2200
The second century Egyptian astronomer and cartographer, Claudius Ptolemy held that the Sun and Planets revolved around the Earth which was at the centre of the known universe.
The chart takes the form of a celestial sphere depicting the Earth and signs of the zodiac with the upper corners filled with putti and angels. Surrounded by allegorical scenes including a celestial globe, classical astronomers working with globes and instruments.
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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