1742 – J. G. Doppelmayr – Motus Planetarum Superiorum


Titles:           “Motus Planetarum Superiorum qui Secundum Tychonis Hypothesin Singulis…”

Very decorative chart of the solar system details the spiral motions of Mars, Jupiter and Saturn as observed from earth. The geocentric motion of the inner planets Mercury and Venus according to the Tychonic hypothesis present too. Also shown the path of the Sun in the sky, smaller hemispheres at the upper edges explain the regressive movements of the planets with long explanations in the two lower hemispheres.

The engraving comes from  “Atlas Coelestis in quo Mundus Spectabilis…” drawn by Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr, published by Homann Heirs in 1742.


Cartographer/Publisher:           Johannes Gabriel Doppelmayr (1677-1750) & Johann Baptista Homann (1664-1724)

Sheet size:                   60,8 x 53,0 cm

Year:                             1742

Technique:               copper engraving


Good condition. Watermarked paper. Contemporary coloring. middle fold separation restored.


This is an original antique map published in 1742 and NOT a modern copy or reprint


On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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