Tuesday, January 05, 2010

The Harmonia Macrocosmia of Andreas Cellarius

Harmonia Macrocosmica, by Andreas Cellarius, was printed in 1661. It is an atlas of the heavens as seen by the astronomers of the times: Copernicus, Ptolemy, Brahe, and Aratus. It consists of an incredible series of 30 double-folio hand-painted color plates. The plates have been reproduced in their entirety below. For closer examination I highly recommend you check out the University of Utah online archive.