SCHENCK, PETRUS. 1660-1718. Planisphaerium Coeleste : Secundum Restitutionem Hevelianam et Hallejanam Amsterdam: Shenck, [1705].
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SCHENCK, PETRUS. 1660-1718. Planisphaerium coeleste: secundum restitutionem Hevelianam et Hallejanam. Amsterdam: Shenck, [1705].
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SCHENCK, PETRUS. 1660-1718.
Planisphaerium coeleste: secundum restitutionem Hevelianam et Hallejanam. Amsterdam: Shenck, [1705].
Hand-colored engraved celestial map, 585 x 498 mm, extensive gilt and silver highlights, depicting side by side celestial hemispheres, six circular diagrams above and below illustrating the cosmologies of Brahe, Ptolomy, and Copernicus, the effects of the moon on the Earth's tides, the phases of the moon, and the orientation of the Earth circling the Sun, title banners and scroll, a few minor repairs.

Schenck, an engraver and publisher based in Amsterdam and Leipzig, followed closely the hemispheres of Hevelius for the present map. Kanas Star Maps 6.3.4.2.
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