Softcover Celestial Planisphere Journal
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The Celestial Planisphere design reproduces a star chart created by Frederick de Wit, a prolific 17th-century Dutch engraver and publisher whose maps had a distinct decorative flair. Depicted on De Wit’s chart are six diagrams representing different conceptions of the universe, including the Copernican heliocentric theory that wasn’t widely accepted until much later.
Populated with fantastical creatures representing the zodiac signs, De Wit’s colorful sky map is an object of great beauty, but its importance went beyond æsthetic pleasures. In a time when seafarers and scientists depended on their ability to identify stars and their position in the sky, star charts were indispensable as navigational and scientific study tools.
Product: Lined page Journal
Pages: Mini 176 / Midi 176 / Ultra 176
Material: 100% recycled binder boards / FSC-certified text paper / Decorative printed cover paper / Acid-free Sustainable forest paper
Dim: Mini 3.75" x 5.5" / Midi 5" x 7" / Ultra 7" x 9"