Softcover Celestial Planisphere Journal

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Softcover Celestial Planisphere Journal
Softcover Celestial Planisphere Journal
Softcover Celestial Planisphere Journal
Softcover Celestial Planisphere Journal

To commemorate Paperblanks' quarter-century milestone, the company looked back to the early days of their history and selected one of their original series to be re-released as a new retrospective edition.

For the Celestial Planisphere cover design, they reproduced a star chart created by Frederick de Wit, a prolific engraver and publisher of the time. His maps had a distinct decorative flair which made them very popular with the public. Populated with fantastical creatures representing the zodiac signs, De Wit’s colourful 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. Also 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.

 

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"

Softcover Celestial Planisphere Journal
Softcover Celestial Planisphere Journal
Softcover Celestial Planisphere Journal
Softcover Celestial Planisphere Journal