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Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 1 — The Planisphere of Ptolemy

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

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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