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Stanislaw Lubieniecki

Lot 37037: Lubieniecki - Constellations, Celestial Chart. 30

Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books

December 11, 2021
Franklin, TN, US

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Description

This fascinating celestial engraving is from Stanislaw Lubieniecki's Theatrum cometicum, duabus partibus constans. 1. Quarum prior continet epistolas & communicationes variorum per Europam clarissimorum virorum, cum quibus auctor de hoc argumento contulit... 2. Posterior exhibet historiam universalem omnium cometarum a tempore Diluvii ad ann. 1665... The work was published in Amsterdam by Franciscum Cuperum in 1668.

This is from the first edition of the work which included several celestial plates depicting constellations, orbits, comets, and more. The engravings were completed by Stopendaal, Gerardi, Gerritsz, and others after illustrations and observations by M.C. Isenius and others. Lubieniecki corresponded with several leading astronomers of the day to compile this work including Guericke, Hevelius, and Schott.

"Since each map represents the observations of a different astronomer, taken together they illustrate the variety of cartographic traditions popular during the seventeenth century. On many of the maps the choice of constellations, of constellation style, and of constellation names are strongly reminiscent of the celestial globes of Blaeu and Hondius. Several other maps carry the Judaeo-Christian constellations introduced by Plancius. From Rome, Kircher sent a map derived from those of Grienberger. On only a few maps are the stars identified by Bayer letters. None of the maps reflects any of the traditions popular during the previous century." (Warner, The sky explored, p 164)

Stanislaw Lubieniecki (1623-1675) was born in Rakow (now in Germany). He studied astronomy, with a particular focus on comets. He also completed a work on the Polish Reformation entitled Historia Reformationis Polonicae.

Dimensions

~ 28 1/2” by 12 1/2”

Artist or Maker

Stanislaw Lubieniecki

Medium

Engraving with Recent Professional Hand-coloring

Date

1668

Condition Report

The work is in very good to excellent condition overall. There may be a few faint marks or fox marks scattered in the work. Please review the image carefully for condition and contact us with any questions.

Literature

Theatrum cometicum, duabus partibus constans…

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