Globi Coelestis In Tabulas Planas Redacti Pars III
|Title||Globi Coelestis In Tabulas Planas Redacti Pars III |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/GlobiCoelestis1730.html |
|Cartographer||Doppelmayr, Johann Gabriel, 1677-1750|
Homann, Johann Baptist, 1663-1724
|Century Published||18th century|
|Publication Date||1730 |
|Publisher||Homann Erben (Firm)|
|Place of Publication||Germany--Nuremberg |
|Original Source||"Atlas Coelestis." Doppelmayr, Johann Gabriel and Johann Baptist Homann. Nuremberg: Homann Heirs, 1742. |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Printed in top border:
"Globi Coelestis In Tabulas PLanas Redacti Pars III. in qua Longitudines Stellarum fixarum ad anum Christi completum 1730 tam Arithmetice quam Geometrice exhibentur a Ioh. Gabr. Doppelmayr Math. P. P. Academ. Caes Leopold: Car. Nat. Curiosrum, nec non Societatis Regiae Borussicae Socio Opera Ioh. Bapt. Homanni Sac. Caes. Maj. Geogr. Norimbergae."
Printed in left and right margins are tables describing the various constellations depicted in the map.
Written in pencil in bottom border:
Shows constellations according to the sky in 1730 with illustrations of the constellations overlaid on the stars. Depicts two non-Ptolemaic constellations, Columba and Monoceros, as well as the paths of several comets sighted by various astronomers including Cassini and Johannes Hevelius. Constellations shown include: Lynx, Tigris, Gemini, Cancer, Hydra, Procyon, Monoceros, Argo Navis, Canis Major, Columba, Lepus, Eridanus, Orion, Taurus, Aries, Auriga, Perseus and Colurus.
|Contextual Notes||Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr (1677-1750) was an astronomer, cartographer, writer, mathematician, editor, mathematics professor at Aegidien Gymanisum, and translator in Nuremberg. He collaborated with Johan Baptist Homann to create a number of maps published in "Atlas Coelestis" (1742). Ten of the thirty plates published in "Atlas Coelestis" are star maps. Six of these maps are gnomonic projections. Among Doppelmayr's other works are "Star Chart" (1709), globes (1728-40), "Hemisphaerium Coeli" (1730) and "Tabula Selenographica" (1750) (Tooley, 169; Stevenson, 159).|
Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724) was born in Kammlach. He was an engraver and mapseller. In 1702, he founded his own publishing house in Nuremberg. The maps and atlases published under his name became some of the most influential in the eighteenth century (Moreland and Bannister, 84). About 1707, he became a member of the Prussian royal Academy of Science. In 1715, he was appointed geographer to Kaiser of the Holy Roman Empire. He worked as an engraver for Funek, Jacob von Sandrart and Scherer. His works include Atlas (1704), Neuer Atlas (1707), Grosser Atlas (1716) and Atlas Methodicus (1719). After his death, his son, Johann Christoph, took over the business and continued to run the publishing house. Following J. C.'s death, his heirs continued to run the publishing house as Homann Heirs, which lasted for nearly a century after its founding. Later works from the Homann Heirs include "Grosser Atlas" (1731, 1737), Kleiner Atlas, Doppelmayer's "Star Atlas" (1742), "Geographia Maior" (1759) and "Atlas Hommanianus" (1762) (Tooley, 308).
This particular map was plate 22 of "Atlas Coelestis" published in 1742. It is the third of six gnomonic charts of the sky in 1730. The map includes various comets as well as stars and illustrations overlaid on top of the stars representing the constellations (Johnson).
Source(s):Johnson, W. Vance. "A Farewell to Maps." 28 Oct. 1990.
Moreland, Carl and David Bannister. "Antique Maps: A Collector's Handbook." New York: Longman Group, Ltd., 1983.
Stevenson, Edward Luther. "Terrestrial and Celestial Globes: Their History and Construction Including a Consideration of their Value as Aids in the Study of Geography and Astronomy." Vol. 1. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1921.
Tooley, Ronald Vere. "Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers." Hertfordshire: Map Collector Publications Limited, 1979.
|Subjects (LCSH)||Astronomy-Charts, diagrams, etc.-Early works to 1800. |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP145 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. GlobiCoelestis1730 (map uncataloged) |
|Physical Description||49 x 59 cm. |
|Condition||Faded along centerfold. Tidelines on verso. Handwritten on verso in pencil on left edge: "Johnson." |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original map at 600 dpi in TIFF format, resized and enhanced at 400 ppi using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using ContentDM's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|Acquisition||The Janice Ruth Johnson Memorial Map Collection donated by Professor W. Vance Johnson, Ellensburg, Washington, 1990. |
|References||Johnson, map 21. |