First Edition Copy of Johannes Kepler’s Astronomia Nova and Rare Manuscripts in Christie’s Upcoming SaleJan 13, 2023 10:00 EST - Jan 27, 2023 10:00 EST
This January, Christie’s will feature a copy of astronomer Johannes Kepler’s monumental Astronomia Nova. One of the most significant works in the history of astronomy, this first edition copy was published in 1609. The book provides valuable insight into planetary movement along with the results of Kepler’s ten-year-long investigation on the motion of Mars. Also included in this fine copy are diagrams of the three models of planetary motion and scientific formulations. Born in Germany, Kepler was a key figure in the scientific revolution of the 17th century.
The upcoming Printed and Manuscript Americana & Science auction will also offer De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium by Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 – 1543). One of the most notable scientific publications of the 16th century, the work describes the earth’s annual rotation around the Sun and places the Sun at the center of the heavens. Published in 1566, this second authorized edition is reprinted from the first edition of 1543. Also available in the auction is a thick-paper copy of The Federalist from the Collection of William S. Reese, letters from Albert Einstein, a rare first printing of the final Emancipation Proclamation, and more. Visit Christie’s to view the catalog and register to bid online.
Lot Categories:Collectibles (214)
# of Lots:214
Price Range:$200 - $600,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Astronomia nova Johannes Kepler, 1609|| Estimate: |
|De revolutionibus orbium coelestium, Nicolaus Copernicus, 1566|| Estimate: |
|An ornate document for an important loan from France|| Estimate: |
|Philosophiae naturalis theoria Ruggero Boscovich, 1758|| Estimate: |
|A Front View of Yale-College Daniel Bowen, 1786|| Estimate: |
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