De revolutionibus celestium orbium (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres)

De revolutionibus celestium orbium (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres)

Nicolaus Copernicus’s book, published shortly after the author’s death in 1543, offered scholars a new vision of the cosmos. Making the Sun rather than the Earth the centre of the universe offered a solution to many puzzling observations of the planets, although it would be many years before the controversial theory was widely accepted.

This is a first edition of the book, one of only about 260 that survive.

 
Year made :
1543
Inventory number :
2009-44