Chart depicting geocentric universe

Files

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Title

Chart depicting geocentric universe

Description

This chart printed in a Dutch book on astronomy depicts a geocentric universe, with the Earth at its center and the planets, sun, and stars orbiting around the Earth. In this chart, Mercury and Venus orbit around the sun, which would help explain their retrograde motion. Unlike many other geocentric models, the orbit of the planets are not concentric, but instead intersect.

Creator

Aratus, Solensis

Source

Hvg. Grotii Batavi Syntagma Arateorvm: Opvs Poeticae Et Astronomiae Stvdiosis Vtilissimvm: Quo Quae

Publisher

Lvgduni Batavorvm : Ex officinâ Plantinianâ, apvd Christophorvm Raphelengivm, Academiae Lugduno-Batauae Typographum

Date

1600

Rights

Public domain

Format

jpeg

Language

Latin

Type

map

Identifier

pa3873a5_1600pg36

Collection

Citation

Aratus, Solensis, “Chart depicting geocentric universe,” Digital Exhibits, accessed February 5, 2023, http://digitalexhibits.wsulibs.wsu.edu/items/show/4638.