The System of the world according to Ptolemy : in his opinion, Ptolemy divises the world in 2 regions, the. The Elementary region is subject to perpetual changes and composed of 4 parts: earth, water, air and fire. The Celestial region, superior region, is transparent, clear and free of all change. It is divided into 8 different spheres called the "heavens", of which the greatest surrounds and contains the lesser, as we can see on the first figure.
Second, the System of the world according to Copernic : in his opinion, Copernic put the sun in the center of the world, as the ame of the world and the governor of the univers; he thinks that the sun does not move and that the earth and the other planets move around the sun. And the stars are all round the world and never moove, as we can see on the second figure. Third, the System of the world according to Tycho-Brahe : in his opinion, Tycho-Brahe thinks that the center of the world is the center of the Firmament, or of the last sphere of the luminaries. For the globes of the Firmament, sun and moon are homocentric, that is have the same center as the earth. The other 5 planets, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, and Mercury have the sun as their center; their spheres are eccentric relative to the center of the earth and homocentric relative to the sun.
Mercury and Venus are situated in the same heaven, as the sun and are attached to little spheres sunk into the depths of the sun, which carries them, as can be seen above. Mars being out of seasons relative to the sun is found below the sun and closer to earth, and this on the bases of its observes vicissitude and changes and from other things too, as we can see in the third figure. Fourth, the System of the world according to André Argole : in his opinion, he describes in this terms in our system, the heavens are placed last diectly above the Firmament or Sphere of the fixed stars. Below the firmament, come Saturn, Jupiter, Mars , the Sun, Venus, Mercury and the Moon.
After the moon, come the elements air, water, and earth, fire has been excluded. All have the earth, as their center with exception of Venus, and Mercury, which are centered on the sun. If we take the first sphere to be immobile, and the firmament and planets to moove from west to east; and the earth to be at the center of the universe and completly motionless relative to its location, thought turning on its own axis through the length of the day; then, all the appearencies of all the stars from orient to occident will be produced in 24 hours just as if the first sphere were in motion. This eliminates the other movements of the earth. Size of the double page : 64 x 56 cm / 25,1 x 22 inches.From Atlas major, 1662, Vol I, Latin edition, Amsterdam, XVIIe century. Very good condition, old colors, real large margins. Willem Blaeu was the founder of the Blaeu cartography dynasty, the finest mapmakers of the Golden age of Dutch cartography. He studied astronomy with Tycho Brahe at Uranienborg, and moved to Amsterdam to establish a shop in 1605, close his contemporaries and rivals Johannes Janssonius and Jacob Colom. He produced globes at first.
The sons of Willem, Johan and Joan, joined him in the firm. They produced their first atlas together in 1630 the "Atlas Appendix". Five years later, their produced their "Atlas Novus", edited in 4 languages.After the death of Willem, Joan expanded the Atlas Novus into the Atlas Major, the largest atlas of its time. This edition had between nine and twelve volumes, beautifully engraved and coloured. In 1648, they produced a very large wall world map in 20 parts. And they continued to produce globes too. We send maps by DHL Express. WE DON'T SELL LASER AND COPIES MAPS, ALL WE SELL IS ORIGINAL AND ANTIQUE.
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