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Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 1 — The Planisphere of Ptolemy

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 1 — The Planisphere of Ptolemy, Andreas Cellarius
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Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 1 — The Planisphere of Ptolemy is a Northern Renaissance Engraving Print created by Andreas Cellarius in 1660. The image is in the Public Domain, and tagged Astronomy. SourceDownload

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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.

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