Full color frontispiece from Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr from Atlas novus coelestis, 1742. In recognition of the 2009 International Year of Astronomy.
Notecard Size: 5 x 7 in.
Price: Individual card with envelope, $2.00.
Packet of six with envelopes, $10.00.
Text on Back: Johann Doppelmayr (1677-1750) was a German astronomer, mathematician and cartographer. This elaborate frontispiece from his Atlas was designed by Johann Justin Preisler and engraved by Johann Christoph von Reinsperger, and features full-lenth portraits of four famous astronomers. Standing in front of a large celestial globe are, from left, Claudius Ptolemy (holding a model of his geo-centric universe), Nicolaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler and Tycho Brahe. The upper part of the illustration features a representation of the helio-centric universe, with the orbiting planets and satellites as known at that time. One comet's path around the sun is also depicted. At the bottom of the frontispiece, various astronomical instruments are shown.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Golda Meir Library
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