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A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery, Joseph Wright of Derby

A Philosopher Lecturing on the Orrery

Joseph Wright of Derby, 1766
Berlin Gold Hat, Bronze Age

Berlin Gold Hat

1000 BCE-800 BCE
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 1 — The Planisphere of Ptolemy, Andreas Cellarius

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 1 — The Planisphere of Ptolemy

Andreas Cellarius, 1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 11 — The Location of the Earth, Andreas Cellarius

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 11 — The Location of the Earth

Andreas Cellarius, 1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 12 — Upright and Oblique Spheres, Andreas Cellarius

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 12 — Upright and Oblique Spheres

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

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 15 — Opposition and Conjunction of the Planets

Andreas Cellarius, 1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 20 — Mars, Jupiter & Saturn, Andreas Cellarius

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 20 — Mars, Jupiter & Saturn

Andreas Cellarius, 1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 21 — Venus and Mercury, Andreas Cellarius

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 21 — Venus and Mercury

Andreas Cellarius, 1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 22 — First Hemisphere, Andreas Cellarius

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 22 — First Hemisphere

Andreas Cellarius, 1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 23 — Second Hemisphere, Andreas Cellarius

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 23 — Second Hemisphere

Andreas Cellarius, 1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 24 — Northern Stellar Hemisphere, Andreas Cellarius

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 24 — Northern Stellar Hemisphere

Andreas Cellarius, 1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 25 — Celestial and Terrestrial Hemispheres, Andreas Cellarius

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 25 — Celestial and Terrestrial Hemispheres

Andreas Cellarius, 1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 26 — Northern Stellar Hemisphere, Andreas Cellarius

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 26 — Northern Stellar Hemisphere

Andreas Cellarius, 1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 28 — Southern Hemisphere, Andreas Cellarius

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 28 — Southern Hemisphere

Andreas Cellarius, 1660
Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 29 — Southern Stellar and Terrestrial Hemisphere, Andreas Cellarius

Harmonia Macrocosmica Plate 29 — Southern Stellar and Terrestrial Hemisphere

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

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

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

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

Andreas Cellarius, 1660
Hemisphere of the Old World, Andreas Cellarius

Hemisphere of the Old World

Andreas Cellarius, 1660
Nebra Sky Disk, Bronze Age

Nebra Sky Disk

1600 BCE
Planetary Orbits Encompassing the Earth, Andreas Cellarius

Planetary Orbits Encompassing the Earth

Andreas Cellarius, 1660
The Copernican World System, Andreas Cellarius

The Copernican World System

Andreas Cellarius, 1660
The Copernicus Planisphere, Andreas Cellarius

The Copernicus Planisphere

Andreas Cellarius, 1660
The Garden of Earthly Delights - Closed, Hieronymus Bosch

The Garden of Earthly Delights - Closed

Hieronymus Bosch, 1503-1504
The Moon in an eccentric orbit with epicycles, Andreas Cellarius

The Moon in an eccentric orbit with epicycles

Andreas Cellarius, 1660
The Planisphere of Aratus, Andreas Cellarius

The Planisphere of Aratus

Andreas Cellarius, 1660
The Ptolemaic Cosmography, Andreas Cellarius

The Ptolemaic Cosmography

Andreas Cellarius, 1660
The Ptolemaic hypothesis, demonstrating the planetary motions, Andreas Cellarius

The Ptolemaic hypothesis, demonstrating the planetary motions

Andreas Cellarius, 1660
The Revolution of the Sun around the Earth, Andreas Cellarius

The Revolution of the Sun around the Earth

Andreas Cellarius, 1660
The Sizes of the Celestial Bodies, Andreas Cellarius

The Sizes of the Celestial Bodies

Andreas Cellarius, 1660
The Southern Stellar Hemisphere, Andreas Cellarius

The Southern Stellar Hemisphere

Andreas Cellarius, 1660
The Sun in an eccentric orbit without epicycles, Andreas Cellarius

The Sun in an eccentric orbit without epicycles

Andreas Cellarius, 1660
The varying phases and appearances of the Moon, Andreas Cellarius

The varying phases and appearances of the Moon

Andreas Cellarius, 1660
The Tycho Brahe Planisphere, Andreas Cellarius

The Tycho Brahe Planisphere

Andreas Cellarius, 1660
More Themes in Art
Abstract Art, Themes in Art

Abstract Art

Unshackled from the figure

Grimoires, Themes in Art

Grimoires

Forbidden knowledge

Metaphysical Art, Themes in Art

Metaphysical Art

Discomforting dreamscapes

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