Scenographia Systematis Copernicani. A Perfect Recreation™ of the hand-colored engraving. By Andreas Cellarius. 1660. 23" x 19-5/8"
Cellarius' 1660 Harmonia Macrocosmica, the most beautiful and important 17th century celestial atlas, is an exquisite work of art that comprehensively expressed the state of scientific knowledge of the heavens. Its spectacular illustration of Copernicus' heliocentric theory is a perfect example of the marriage of art and science that characterizes the Art of Discovery. Copernicus radically reimagined the solar system in his De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), one of the first scientific texts to be banned by the Church's Doctrine of the Faith and placed on its Index Librorum Prohibitorum.
This work is an intricately beautiful time machine that will provide years of conversation, contemplation and enjoyment.
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