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After Andreas Cellarius (Dutch/German, 1595-1665)
Hemispaerium Scenographicum Australe Coeli Stellati et Terrae, (Star Map of the Southern Skies),
Unsigned, title banners u.l. and u.r., inscribed "Ediz. P.V. 28" in the plate l.r.
Hand-colored reproductive print on paper, image size 16 5/8 x 19 1/2 in. (42.8 x 49.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Subtle rippling, not examined out of frame.
N.B. Andreas Cellarius mapped the constellations of the southern hemisphere based on classical treatises and observations from 16th-century Dutch explorers such as Pieter Keyser and Frederick de Houtman. (1) Within this composition one can find a chameleon and a toucan, alongside more traditional figures such as Taurus, the bull. The original chart comes from the star atlas Harmonia Macrocosmica Seu Atlas Universalis Et Novus first published by J. Janssonius in 1660.
Believed to be a mid to late 20th century reproduction.
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