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The Stars Above

Celestial Engravings from the collection of Arader Galleries 

Presenting a selection of works of ethereal beauty representing nearly 250 years of mapping the heavens.  

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Andreas Cellarius

Andreas Cellarius was born in 1596 in Neuhausen and educated in Heidelberg. He emigrated to Holland in the early 17th Century and in 1637 moved to Hoorn, where he became the rector of the Latin School. Cellarius' best known work is his Harmonia Macrocosmica, first issued in 1660 by Jan Jansson, as a supplement to Jansson's Atlas Novus. The work consists of a series of Celestial Charts begun by Cellarius in 1647 and intended as part of a two volume treatise on cosmography, which was never issued.

Andreas Cellarius (ca 1596-1665). Harmonia Macrocosmica seu Atlas Universalis et Novus. 1708
In addition to their lavish aesthetic appeal, the 29 double-page celestial charts of Cellarius' "Harmonia macrocosmica", comprise the most sweeping, ambitious project in the history of celestial cartography, one which also illustrates the historical tensions of the time.
Andreas Cellarius (ca 1596-1665). Harmonia Macrocosmica seu Atlas Universalis et Novus. 1708
$ 125,000.00
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Andreas Cellarius. Scenographia Compagis Mundanae Brahea....Amsterdam, 1708
Fine example of Cellarius's chart illustrating Tycho Brahe's unique geo-heliocentric model of the universe.
Andreas Cellarius. Scenographia Compagis Mundanae Brahea....Amsterdam, 1708
$ 8,500.00
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Andreas Cellarius. Haemisphaerium Stellatum Boreale Cum Subiecto Haemisphaerio Terrestri....Amsterdam, 1708
This stunning chart presents the ancient Greek constellations of the northern sky superimposed on a terrestrial Eastern Hemisphere. The planisphere is centered on an ecliptic pole rotated about 20 degrees so that Europe appears approximately at center and portions of North America are visible.
Andreas Cellarius. Haemisphaerium Stellatum Boreale Cum Subiecto Haemisphaerio Terrestri....Amsterdam, 1708
$ 8,500.00
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Andreas Cellarius. Theoria Lunae Eius Motum Per Eccentricum Et Epicyclum Demonstrans....Amsterdam, 1708
Striking celestial chart illustrating the Ptolemaic model of lunar motion. The epicycles of the moon are shown as the moon revolves along its various orbits.
Andreas Cellarius. Theoria Lunae Eius Motum Per Eccentricum Et Epicyclum Demonstrans....Amsterdam, 1708
$ 8,500.00
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Andreas Cellarius. Haemisphaerium Scenographicum Australe Coeli Stellati Et Terrae....Amsterdam, 1708
A spectacular example of this decorative map of the southern sky, illustrating the constellations, with decorative scenes surrounding the map image. The South Pole, South Africa & South America are also shown, with the South Pole listed as Terra Incognitae.
Andreas Cellarius. Haemisphaerium Scenographicum Australe Coeli Stellati Et Terrae....Amsterdam, 1708
$ 8,500.00
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Andreas Cellarius.Coeli Stellati Christiani Haemisphaerium Prius....Amsterdam, 1708
This spectacular celestial chart presents the constellations according to Christian symbolism. Schiller replaced the zodiacal constellations with the twelve apostles, the constellations north of the zodiac by figures from the New Testament and the constellations south of the zodiac by figures from the Old Testament. Instead of being projected from the pole, the map is centered on the vernal equinox and the ecliptic bisects the map instead of encircling it.
Andreas Cellarius.Coeli Stellati Christiani Haemisphaerium Prius....Amsterdam, 1708
$ 8,500.00
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Andreas Cellarius. Coeli Stellati Christiani Haemisphaerium Posterius....Amsterdam, 1708
This spectacular celestial chart presents the constellations according to Christian symbolism. The view of the constellations is based on the work of the early 17th-century astronomer, Julius Schiller, who sought to replace the traditional pagan symbols with ones derived from Judeo-Christian sources.
Andreas Cellarius. Coeli Stellati Christiani Haemisphaerium Posterius....Amsterdam, 1708
$ 8,500.00
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Asa Smith

Smith’s Illustrated Astronomy was the most popular American pictorial astronomy guide of the 19th century, with numerous diagrams demonstrating or showing principles of planetary motion and features, other astronomical phenomena, the moon, and the constellations.
Asa Smith, Telescopic View of the New Moon

Asa Smith, Telescopic View of the New Moon
$ 375.00
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Asa Smith, Circles and Ellipses

Asa Smith, Circles and Ellipses
$ 375.00
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Asa Smith, Visible Heavens from January to April

Asa Smith, Visible Heavens from January to April
$ 375.00
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Asa Smith, Visible Heavens from November to January

Asa Smith, Visible Heavens from November to January
$ 375.00
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Johann Bayer

First published in Augsburg in 1603, the “Uranometria” included celestial maps that were not only highly appealing on a visual level, but also significant in the history of astronomy. They were the first charts to identify astral magnitude (brightness) with a lettering system, using Greek characters for the brighter stars and Roman letters for the fainter.

Johann Bayer (1572-1625), Cetus
Cetus (/ˈsiːtəs/) is a constellation, sometimes called 'the whale' in English. The Cetus was a sea monster in Greek mythology which both Perseus and Heracles needed to slay. Cetus is in the region of the sky that contains other water-related constellations: Aquarius, Pisces and Eridanus.
Johann Bayer (1572-1625), Cetus
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Johann Bayer (1572-1625), Ophiuchus (Serpentarius)
Ophiuchus (Serpentarius) is a large constellation straddling the celestial equator. Its name is from the Greek Ὀφιοῦχος (Ophioukhos, "serpent-bearer"), and it is commonly represented as a man grasping a snake.
Johann Bayer (1572-1625), Ophiuchus (Serpentarius)
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Johann Bayer (1572-1625), Bootes
The constellation’s name comes from the Greek word Βοώτης, Boōtēs, which means ox driver, plowman, or herdsman. Boötes was first catalogued by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy in the 2nd century.
Johann Bayer (1572-1625), Bootes
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Johann Bayer (1572-1625), Ursa Major
Ursa Major constellation lies in the northern sky. Its name means “the great bear,” or “the larger bear,” in Latin. The smaller bear is represented by Ursa Minor. Ursa Major is the largest northern constellation and third largest constellation in the sky.
Johann Bayer (1572-1625), Ursa Major
$ 1,800.00
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Johann Bayer (1572-1625), Piscis Notius
An engraving of the Piscis Austrinus constellation which lies in the southern sky. Its name means “the southern fish” in Latin.
Johann Bayer (1572-1625), Piscis Notius
$ 1,800.00
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Johann Bayer (1572-1625), Perseus

Johann Bayer (1572-1625), Perseus
$ 1,800.00
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