Finely coloured chart of the universe from the Schenk and Valk edition of Andreas Cellarius’ celestial atlas entitled “Harmonia Macrocosmica”, which was initially issued by Jansson in 1660. The Harmonia, which is generally considered to be finest celestial atlas ever produced, contained 29 charts of the heavens including several showing the movement of the planets according to various contemporary theories and others displaying the constellations as seen from different parts of the Earth. This chart, whose title is translated as “The spiral revolution of the Sun around the Earth”, presents the classical Ptolemaic geo-centric view of the universe in which a stationary Earth is orbited by the Sun, which takes a varying spiral path during the year resulting in the seasons. The stars are shown in a zodiac band orbiting the Earth and the borders are richly decorated with putti and banks of clouds. Blank verso. A beautifully old coloured example in excellent condition. 42.5 cm x 49 cm