Hartmann Schedel, Liber
Nürnberg, Koberger, 1493
In 2004 I acquired a page of the
'Liber Chronicarum' with a woodprint of an eclipse on it.
Alain Manesson Mallet,
Beschreibung des Gantzen
I have several
prints from this book.
showing the constellations of the northern hemisphere. This is from a
German version of Mallet's "Description de l'Univers" (1683) called "Beschreibung
des Gantzen Weltkreises", published in 1719 by Johann Adam Jung.
Another shows the Moon, with
nice recognizable details.
Finally I have engravings with
Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and one with two comets. The one showing Jupiter is interesting because all 4
Jovian Moons are drawn as well (see below) - one of them in transit over the planet.
The one with the two comets is also interesting because it shows the
tails pointing away from the Sun, as it should. Both comets are
exceptional bright, because the sun is already rising and they are still
clearly visible. Obviously, this is an "artist impression".
Friedrich Goldbach, Neuester Himmels-Atlas,
Weimar, Industrie-Comptairs, 1799.
Some great maps - Krebs, Jungfrau
and Fische - look at them
here on my PBase-site!
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