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Valk, Gerard & Schenk, Petrus

Atlas Coelestis, seu Harmonia Macrocosmica. Apud G. Valk et P. Schenk.

Harmonia Macrocosmica seu atlas Universalis et Novus, Totius Universi Creati Cosmographiam Generalem, et Novam Exhibens. In qua Omnium totius Mundi Orbium Harmonica Constructio, secundum diversas ...Studio et Labore Andreae Cellarii Palatini, Scholz Hornanz in Hollandia Boreali Rectoris.

Antique Atlas Coelestis, seu Harmonia Macrocosmica. Apud G. Valk et P. Schenk.
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Eigenschaften
  • Amsterdam
  • 1708
  • Copperengraving/handcolored.
  • 1708
  • Book
  • 510 by 340mm (20 by 13½ inches).
  • 30466
  • Contemporary vellum binding of the period, covers richly gilt decorated. The spine carefully renewed. The printed title-page and index page with minor spotting, the engraved title-page with small tracks of use, one double page engraved map with a minor repair verso, some plates with small marginal spots, else an old colored example in very good to excellent condition. Provenance: collection Lord Wardington (book plate).

Article description

Article description

Large Folio. Printed title, engraved title page, table of contents with index of the maps, illustrated with 29 fine engraved partly old colored celestial maps. Vellum bindung of the period, covers richly gilt and decorated, spine renewed. The ‚Harmonia Macrocosmica ...' by Andreas Cellarius is the most famous and spectacular celestial atlas published in the 17th century. It appeared in three editions: 1660, 1661 and 1708. The 1st edition 1660 was published as a supplement to the famous 'Atlas Novus ...' by Joannes Janssonius in Amsterdam. At a later date the copper plates were acquired with by Gerard Valk and Petrus Schenk, map and booksellers in Amsterdam when they took over the inventory of the publishing house of Joannes Jannsonius. They reissued this famous celestial atlas 1708 in their printing house in Amsterdam. The copper plates were used unaltered apart from the addition of the imprint: 'Prostant Amstelaedami apud Petrum Schenk, et Gerardum Valk. C.P.' The Cellarius celestial atlas sold very well among their wide range of cartographic products of atlases, globes and wall maps. It was either sold individually or as a supplement to some of their famous world atlases. It contained only an allegoric title-page engraved by F.H. v. Hoven, a typographic title-page printed in black and red, one printed index table and the 29 double engraved celestial maps.

Harmonia Macrocosmica seu atlas Universalis et Novus, Totius Universi Creati Cosmographiam Generalem, et Novam Exhibens. In qua Omnium totius Mundi Orbium Harmonica Constructio, secundum diversas ...Studio et Labore Andreae Cellarii Palatini, Scholz Hornanz in Hollandia Boreali Rectoris.


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