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Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 1 — The Planisphere of Ptolemy, 1660 — Andreas Cellarius,

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 1 — The Planisphere of Ptolemy

Andreas Cellarius

Astronomy

In 1660, Andreas Cellarius compiled every competing theory and philosophy of the cosmos in a single, beautiful volume. He called it the Harmonia Macrocosmica. This first plate in the 29 print series shows the planisphere of Ptolemy — the movements of the heavenly orbits.

Submitted by Reed Engerstaff.science.uu.nl
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Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 10 — The Sizes of the Celestial Bodies

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 10 — The Sizes of the Celestial Bodies

1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 21 — Venus and Mercury

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 21 — Venus and Mercury

1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 11 — The Location of the Earth

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 11 — The Location of the Earth

1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 22 — First Hemisphere

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 22 — First Hemisphere

1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 1 — The Planisphere of Ptolemy

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 1 — The Planisphere of Ptolemy

1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 12 — Upright and Oblique Spheres

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 12 — Upright and Oblique Spheres

1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 23 — Second Hemisphere

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 23 — Second Hemisphere

1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 2 — Ptolemaic Cosmography

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 2 — Ptolemaic Cosmography

1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 13 — Hemisphere of the Old World

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 13 — Hemisphere of the Old World

1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 24 — Northern Stellar Hemisphere

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 24 — Northern Stellar Hemisphere

1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 3 — Planetary Orbits

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 3 — Planetary Orbits

1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 14 — Ptolemaic Planetary Motions

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 14 — Ptolemaic Planetary Motions

1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 25 — Celestial and Terrestrial Hemispheres

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 25 — Celestial and Terrestrial Hemispheres

1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 4 — The Copernicus Planisphere

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 4 — The Copernicus Planisphere

1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 15 — Opposition and Conjunction of the Planets

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 15 — Opposition and Conjunction of the Planets

1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 26 — Northern Stellar Hemisphere

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 26 — Northern Stellar Hemisphere

1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 5 — The Copernican World System

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 5 — The Copernican World System

1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 16 — Sun in Eccentric Orbit

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 16 — Sun in Eccentric Orbit

1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 27 — Southern Stellar Hemisphere

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 27 — Southern Stellar Hemisphere

1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 6 — The Tycho Brahe Planisphere

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 6 — The Tycho Brahe Planisphere

1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 17 — The Revolution of the Sun around the Earth

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 17 — The Revolution of the Sun around the Earth

1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 28 — Southern Hemisphere

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 28 — Southern Hemisphere

1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 7 — Brahe's Construction of the World

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 7 — Brahe's Construction of the World

1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 18 — The motion of the Moon

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 18 — The motion of the Moon

1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 29 — Southern Stellar and Terrestrial Hemisphere

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 29 — Southern Stellar and Terrestrial Hemisphere

1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 8 — The Planisphere of Aratus

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 8 — The Planisphere of Aratus

1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 19 — Phases of the Moon

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 19 — Phases of the Moon

1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 9 — Brahe’s Altitudes of the Planets

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 9 — Brahe’s Altitudes of the Planets

1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 20 — Mars, Jupiter & Saturn

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 20 — Mars, Jupiter & Saturn

1660

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