Political Ecologies in the Renaissance

Item Information

Mysterium Cosmographicum

Dublin Core

Title

Mysterium Cosmographicum

Description

Kepler describes the alignment of the platonic solids in the solar system. The four illustrations depict flattened views from within the octahedron looking out. The horizontal line is the square bisecting the octahedron, and the other lines show the edges of the remaining solids. The third illustration from the top depicts an alignment in which the angles of the solids are aligned, an alignment which Kepler rejects. The fourth illustration depicts the alignment of the solids in Kepler's model.

Creator

Kepler, Johannes, 1571-1630

Publisher

Godfrey Tampach and Erasmus Kempfer

MODS

Key Date

1621

Type of Date

exact

Publication Place

Frankfurt

Form/Genre

books

Repository Name

Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University

Language of Cataloging

English

Digital Origin

Reformatted Digital

Citation

Kepler, Johannes, 1571-1630, “Mysterium Cosmographicum,” Columbia University Libraries Online Exhibitions, accessed May 23, 2024, https://exhibitions.library.columbia.edu/exhibits/show/political_ecologies/item/4758.

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