Harmonia Macrocosmica

Harmonia Macrocosmica
File:Cellarius Harmonia macrocosica 1708 title.jpg
Frontispiece from the 1708 edition
AuthorAndreas Cellarius
IllustratorFrederik Hendrik van den Hove, Johannes van Loon e.a.
LanguageLatin, Dutch, German, French
PublisherJohannes Janssonius
Publication date
Media typeStellar Atlas
number of plates = 29
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The Harmonia Macrocosmica is a star atlas by Andreas Cellarius. It was published in 1660 by Johannes Janssonius.[1] The first part of the atlas has copper plate prints showing the universe models of Claudius Ptolemy, Nicolaus Copernicus and Tycho Brahe. In the second part are star maps of the Christian constellations. The atlas also had plates supporting the views of the Catholic Church, so the book was not placed on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum, a list of publications the Catholic Church censored.


  1. Overbye, Dennis (10 June 2008). "Among Scientific Treasures, a Gem". The New York Times. p. 3. Retrieved 1 March 2011.

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