Detail View: Old Maps Collection: Stellatum planisphaerium

Barcode: 
4687820500221
Title: 
Stellatum planisphaerium
Original Title: 
Stellatum planisphærium
Contributor: 
Vlasbloem, Louis
Category: 
Celestial Maps
Type: 
Printed
Language: 
Latin
Create Year: 
1680?
Format: 
JPEG, 8269 × 6557, 62.8MB
Scale: 
Scale not given
Physical Map Dimension (cm): 
52 x 61
Note: 
Hypothesis ptolemaica, Hypothesis copernicana.
Note: 
"Auctore Lodovico Vlasblom, Med. Doct: ac Mathematico". This double hemisphere celestial chart by Louis Vlasbloem, called Ludovico Vlasblom on the chart, is derived from the celestial hemispheres in Joan Blaeu's world map. The small spheres depict the geo-centric and helio-centric configurations of the solar system. The very energetic expansion of Dutch maritime trade in the late 16th century and first two thirds of the 17th century provided new astronomical knowledge of the Southern hemisphere, and in 1598 twelve new constellations formed by Petrus Plancius appeared on a Hondius globe. These were added to the Ptolemaic canon of 48 constellations making a total of 60. The newly discovered constellations of the southern hemisphere include: Pavo, Phoenix, Indus, and others, and Coma Berenices in the north. Kanas notes that Blasbloem was a physician and mathematician who around 1675 proeduced a pair of celestial hemispheres that was boudn in a number of sea atlases by Van Keulen. The maps are centered on the ecliptical pole, using a stereographic projection with external orientation. The map is nealy identical to Joan Blaeu's rare celestial plan.
Subject: 
Constellations
Subject: 
Astronomy
Geographic Area: 
Northern sky (Astronomy)
Geographic Area: 
Southern sky (Astronomy)
Pub Title: 
Le grand nouvel atlas de le mer, ou Monde aquatique. Estant augmenté, & nous represente touttes les costes maritimes de la terre, consistant en tres belles cartes, si bien plattes, que celles qui ont des degrés croissant, dont il y en a aucunes corrigées de la variation du buxolle. Ce qui se voit au tire des cartes. Fort utile a des mariniers, pilottes, & amateurs de la grande navigation
Pub Author: 
Keulen, Johannes van, 1654-1715
Pub Year: 
1682
Pub location: 
Amsterdam
Provenance: 
Harvard Map Collection - Harvard College Library
MUST holding: 
http://10.20.100.239/record=b1347218