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Heavenly beauty: Doppelmayr’s Atlas Coelestis

Published in 1742, this extraordinary work, illustrating everything that was known of the cosmos at the time, is given new life in Giles Sparrow’s edition

The solar system and planets, based on Copernican theory. In the bottom right-hand corner the cosmology of Copernicus is seen alongside those of Ptolemy and Tycho Brahe. From Doppelmayr’s Atlas Coelestis, published in Nuremberg, 1742. [© Atlas Coelestis, David Rumsey Map Collection]

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