Celestial Map of Moon and Stars Showing Orbit with Epicycles from the Atlas "Harmonia Macrocosmica" by Andreas Cellarius Book Box


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Stash your valuables away from prying eyes with this Book Box version of the Harmonia Macrocosmica by Andreas Cellarius.
Our book boxes are hand crafted quality products with various designs printed on leatherette and hand binded to a wood book box frame. Great for storage on a book shelf, coffee, office, or side table or an accent for your interior design.

Set comes with one large and one small book box.
Exterior Dimensions:
Large box: 10.5" x 8" x 2.75" Small box: 8.25" x 5.85" x 2"
Interior Dimensions:
Large box: 9.65" x 6.4" x 2.25" deep. Small box: 7.35" x 4.25" x 1.5" deep.

The Harmonia Macrocosmica is a star atlas written by Andreas Cellarius and published in 1660 by Johannes Janssonius. The first part of the atlas contains copper plate prints depicting the world systems of Claudius Ptolemy, Nicolaus Copernicus and Tycho Brahe. At the end are star maps of the classical and Christian constellations, the latter ones as introduced by Julius Schiller in his Coelum stellatum christianum of 1627. Because the atlas also contained plates supporting the then popular view of the Catholic Church, the book was not placed on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum. In the foreword to his Chronologica, Gerard Mercator stated the intention to publish an atlas which would cover everything of the then-known cosmos, geography and history of the earth. During his life, Mercator published five volumes of his atlas, the last one being published by his son Rumold. After Mercator's death, the Amsterdam cartographer Johannes Janssonius took over the project. He and fellow-cartographer Hendricus Hondius published their Novus Atlas in 1636, which featured over 320 maps in four languages. In 1660, Andreas Cellarius' Harmonia Macrocosmica was published as the seventh volume of the project. With the final addition of a volume describing the cities of the world from 1657, the project was finally completed.


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