Amsterdam: J. Janssonius, 1660.
1st Edition. No Binding. Oblong folio. Very Good. Item #003480
1660-1661. c. 460 x 545 mm. Engraved map, hand-colored and heightened in gold, from the celestial atlas Harmonia macrocosmica (plate 24). Without the publisher's note and the plate number in the engraved plate, which were added to the maps of the second edition in 1708 by Schenk and Valk. Small restored tear next to lower end of centerfold and small restored tear in the upper left margin of the illustration. Matted and framed under UV-protective glass, sealed. The map clean and bright. ----
Koeman VI, Cel1-24; Warner, Sky explored, p.53, 1A. RARE FIRST EDITION of Cellarius' celestial map of the constellations of the Northern Hemisphere showing the stars as seen from the earth. Cellarius is best known for his magnus opus Harmonia Macrocosmica which was first issued in 1660 by Jan Jansson as a supplement to Jansson's Atlas Novus. The atlas, consists of a series of Celestial Charts, was intended as part of a two-volume treatise on cosmography, which however was never issued.
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