Vincenzo Maria Coronelli Planisferii Celesti, Calcolati Per L'Anno MDCC, Corretti, Et Aumenati Di Molte Stelle . . Venice: 1691

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Vincenzo Maria Coronelli  Planisferii Celesti, Calcolati Per L'Anno MDCC, Corretti, Et Aumenati Di Molte Stelle . .  Venice: 1691
Vincenzo Maria Coronelli
Planisferii Celesti, Calcolati Per L'Anno MDCC, Corretti, Et Aumenati Di Molte Stelle . .
Venice: 1691
Copper-plate engraving
28 x 19 3/4 inches
$1,500


Rare double hemisphere celestial map showing a new and more scientific depiction of the heavens, first published circa 1690 by Vincenzo Maria Coronelli in Venice.

Coronelli's map shows the stars of the northern and southern sky, using a new means for displaying the stars. As noted by Nick Kanas, the map twin hemispheres are centered on the ecliptic poles using a polar equidistant projection with geocentric orientation. . . . Around the periphery of the plate [is] a prominent dedication to "Marco Bembo" and tables showing stellar magnitudes and positions. . . . Each hemisphere has an equitorial grid superimposed on the ecliptic one, showing that Flamsteed was not the first person to employ a double grid system in a single chart. . . .
In the cartouche in the upper left Coronelli, with a quick overview, it highlights the evolution of the cartographic representation heavenly Ptolemy his contemporaries of the seventeenth century.

In the right, above, it shows the longitude of the star of the third magnitude placed on the horn of Aries highlighting its variation from 'era of Timocaride to that of Copernicus.

In the two scrolls down, to the left and right, shows tables according to Tycho Brahe and curls that estimate for a span of a hundred years the value of the precession of the equinoxes (Motorcycle Longitude of Fixed Stars), 51/2 second year Tycho, 50/2 second Riccioli.

All texts are in Italian era.

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