CELLARIUS. Haemisphaeria Sphaerarum Rectae Et Obliquae Utriusque Motus et Longitudines Tam Coelestes Quam Terrestres Ac Stellarum Affectiones
Author: Andreas CELLARIUS (c. 1596 – 1665)
Place and Year: Amsterdam: Valk & Schenk, 1708.
Technique: Copper engraving with full original hand colour (Very Good, colour slightly oxidized), 59.5 x 62.5 cm (23.4 x 24.6 inches).
Highly decorative celestial chart showcases the upright sphere and the oblique sphere, and the celestial and terrestrial longitudes. The chart was made by Andreas Cellarius and published in Harmonia Macrocosmica by Valk & Schenk. Andreas Cellarius (c. 1596 – 1665) was a Dutch-German cartographer, educated in Heidelberg. He is best known for his Harmonia Macrocosmicaof 1660, a major star atlas, published by Johannes Janssonius in Amsterdam.
Petrus Schenck (Peter Schenk, 1660 – 1711) was a German engraver and cartographer active in Amsterdam and Leipzig. He was born in Elberfeld, Germany and moved to Amsterdam in 1675, where he became a student of Gerard Valck specializing in mezzotint. In 1687 he married Valck's sister Agatha Valck. Until 1700 Schenk lived in the Jordaan, when he moved to Dam Square and then to Leipzig, where he died in 1711.
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