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  • Writer's pictureJean Michel

The Harmonia Macrocosmica of Andreas Cellarius, 1708




  1. The planisphere of Aratus, or the composition of the heavenly orbits following the hypothesis of Aratus expressed in a planar view.

  2. The planisphere of Ptolemy, or the mechanism (i.e. the movements) of the heavenly orbits following the hypothesis of Ptolemy laid out in a planar view.

  3. Tycho Brahe’s (method of) calculation pointing out the courses and altitudes (i.e. distances) of the planets. Engraved by Johannes van Loon.

  4. The planisphere of Copernicus, or the system of the entire created universe according to the hypothesis of Copernicus exhibited in a planar view.

  5. The planisphere of Brahe, or the structure of the universe following the hypothesis of Tycho Brahe drawn in a planar view. Engraved in 1656.

  6. Representation of the Moon showing its motion in an eccentric orbit with epicycles. Engraved by Johannes van Loon.



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