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Theories of the Solar System, according to Ptolemy & BraheBRION DE LA TOUR, Louis.
Centre du Monde. Systemes de Ptolomee et de Ticho-Brahe. Paris, the Author & Desnos, 1761. Original colour. 360 x 525mm.
Two theories of the solar system, according to Ptolomy of Alexandria and to Tycho Brahe. On the left is Ptolemy’s, with everything revolving around the Earth; on the right is Brahe’s, with the sun revolving around the Earth but the planets revolving around the sun. On either side is engraved descriptive text in French, and around that is a separately-printed frame-like border.