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Northern and Southern celestial hemispheres by Andreas Cellarius. 1661

Andreas Cellarius (Heidelberg, c. 1596 - Hoorn, 1665)

Andreas Cellarius enrolled at Heidelberg University in 1613. Then, after several years as a schoolmaster in The Hague, he became the rector of the Latin School at Hoorn around 1637.

His connection with the Janssonius publishing firm dates from around 1645. This year, Jodocus Janssonius, Johannes's son, published Cellarius's Architectura Militaris, work on fortifications. In 1652 the Amsterdam publisher Gillis Jansz. Valckenier published Cellarius's Regni Poloniae … with 21 maps.

In 1660, Joannes Janssonius added a celestial atlas to his Atlas Major, the beautiful Harmonia Macrocosmica by Andreas Cellarius. In 1661 the atlas was republished as a separate publication. The plates of the Harmonia Macrocosmica were reprinted (without the Latin commentary) in 1708 by the Amsterdam publishers Valk and Schenk.

The Harmonia Macrocosmica is the most beautiful celestial atlas ever published and is one of the notable masterworks from the Golden Age of Dutch cartography. The first part of the atlas contains engravings depicting the world systems of Claudius Ptolemy, Nicolaus Copernicus, and Tycho Brahe. At the end are star maps of the classical and further constellations.

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Haemisphaerium Stellatum Boreale cum subiecto Haemisphaerio Terrestri. [In set with:] Haemisphaerium Stellatum Australe Aequalli Sphaerum Proportione.

€11000  ($11770 / £9350)
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Item Number:  28576
Category:  Antique maps > Celestial Maps
References: Van der Krogt 1 - HM26:1 & HM29:1 - State 1, 2nd issue.

Two old, antique celestial charts of the Northern and Southern hemispheres by Andreas Cellarius.

Title: Haemisphaerium Stellatum Boreale cum subiecto Haemisphaerio Terrestri. [In set with:] Haemisphaerium Stellatum Australe Aequalli Sphaerum Proportione.

Date of the first edition: 1660.
Date of this map: 1661.

Copper engravings, printed on paper, matching set.
Map size each: 435 x 515mm (17.13 x 20.28 inches).
Sheet size each: 495 x 555mm (19.49 x 21.85 inches).
Verso: Blank.
Condition: Original coloured, heightened in gold, excellent.
Condition Rating: A+.
References: Van der Krogt 1, HM26:1 & HM29:1 - State 1, 2nd issue.

From: A Cellarius, Harmonia Macrocosmica sea Atlas Coelestis. J. Janssonius, 1661. (Van der Krogt 1, 801B)

Andreas Cellarius (Heidelberg, c. 1596 - Hoorn, 1665)

Andreas Cellarius enrolled at Heidelberg University in 1613. Then, after several years as a schoolmaster in The Hague, he became the rector of the Latin School at Hoorn around 1637.

His connection with the Janssonius publishing firm dates from around 1645. This year, Jodocus Janssonius, Johannes's son, published Cellarius's Architectura Militaris, work on fortifications. In 1652 the Amsterdam publisher Gillis Jansz. Valckenier published Cellarius's Regni Poloniae … with 21 maps.

In 1660, Joannes Janssonius added a celestial atlas to his Atlas Major, the beautiful Harmonia Macrocosmica by Andreas Cellarius. In 1661 the atlas was republished as a separate publication. The plates of the Harmonia Macrocosmica were reprinted (without the Latin commentary) in 1708 by the Amsterdam publishers Valk and Schenk.

The Harmonia Macrocosmica is the most beautiful celestial atlas ever published and is one of the notable masterworks from the Golden Age of Dutch cartography. The first part of the atlas contains engravings depicting the world systems of Claudius Ptolemy, Nicolaus Copernicus, and Tycho Brahe. At the end are star maps of the classical and further constellations.