Planisphere

Planisphere

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Caption: Planisphere Copernican system- With the Sun not the Earth at the centre of the solar system. The observed motions of the planets are described in terms of a complex set of circular orbits around the sun this explaination later being replaced with the more elegant system of eliptical orbits. Image taken from Atlas Coelestis. Harmonia Macrocosmica seu Atlas Universalis et novus totius universi creati Cosmographiam generalem et novam exhibens Studio et labore Andreae Cellarii etc. Originally published in Amsterdam Apud J. Janssonium 1660. Author Cellarius Andreas, Illustrated by Andreas Cellarius.

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