Copernican solar system, 18th century

Copernican solar system, 18th century

C026/8902 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 60.5MB

Downloadable file size: 8.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, Geography and Map Division/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Copernican solar system. 18th-century illustration of the 1543 Sun-centred (heliocentric) solar system of Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, with notes on the planets plus the twelve signs of the zodiac. The corners show the Sun compared in size to the planets (upper left), a solar eclipse (lower left; lunar eclipse at right), calculations by Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens from 'Cosmotheoros' (1698, upper right), and the cosmologies of Ptolemy and Tycho Brahe and Copernicus with a muse (lower right). This depiction by German geographer and cartographer Johann Baptist Homann dates from 1716.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1700s, 1716, 18th century, aquarius, aries, artwork, astronomical, astronomy, book, cancer, capricornus, christiaan huygens, comparing, comparison, copernican, cosmology, cosmotheoros, earth, ex his creatorem, gemini, heliocentric, historical, history, illustration, jupiter, label, labeled, labelled, labels, latin text, leo, libra, lunar eclipse, mars, mecury, muse, nicolaus copernicus, no-one, nobody, orbits, page, pisces, planetary, planetary model, ptolemaic, ptolemy, publication, religion, religious, sagittarius, saturn, scorpius, sign of the zodiac, signs of the zodiac, size, sizes, solar eclipse, solar system, space, stellar distances, sun, sun-centred, systema solare et planetarium, taurus, theological, theology, tycho brahe, tychonic, universe, venus, virgo, zodaical

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.