New Book Display: Exploring the Universe through Atlases and Photographs

Have you seen Cellarius’ Harmonica Macrocosmica?

Harmonia Macrocosmica

If you haven’t yet, come flip through this new reprinted edition!

29 double-folio maps and dozens of unusual details reproduced here depict the world systems of Claudius Ptolemy, Nicolaus Copernicus, and Tycho Brahe, the motions of the sun, the moon, and the planets, and the delineation of the constellations in various views. Cellarius’s atlas, superbly embellished with richly decorated borders depicting cherubs, astronomers, and astronomical instruments, features some of the most spectacular illustration in the history of astronomy… (Publisher’s website)

And while you’re here, explore the other 15 titles on display around the theme “Exploring the Universe through Atlases and Photographs.” Download the descriptions here!

This display will run from now through the end of April. Please stop by for a visit!

Filed under: Astronomy, Exhibits, Kresge