SCHENCK, Peter (1645-1715)
[Double Hemisphere Celestial Chart with Classical Constellations] Planisphærium Coeleste
Amsterdam: circa 1705. Copper-engraved celestial map, with full original colour. Very good condition apart from minor soiling. Sheet size: 20 x 23 1/2 inches.
A magnificent double hemisphere celestial chart by one of the period's greatest mapmakers.
This double hemisphere celestial chart gives the Classical constellations north and south as well seven illustrations of various astronomical theories and phenomena including a comparison of stellar magnitudes, three theories of the planetary arrangement of our system, an illustration of lunar eclipses, the lunar influence on tides and the passage of the earth around the sun.
Koeman, Atlantes Neerlandici, Sche 1 & p.119.