Notebook Celestial Planisphere 23x18 (176 pages) Ultra Lined Paperblanks

9781439756140

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During the Dutch Golden Age, the best cartographers succeeded in creating maps equally able to serve a useful function and please art lovers. Along the same lines, we at Paperblanks have always endeavoured to create products that are as useful as they are beautiful.

Evocative of an age when the heavens were alive with more than satellites, this cover design is a romantic’s delight. Frederik de Wit’s spectacular map of the heavens was published in the late 17th century and depicts the hemispheres with representations of the constellations and signs of the Zodiac.

FORMAT: Ultra

SIZE: Width: 180mm, Height: 230mm

INTERIOR: Lined

PAGE COUNT: 176 Pages

CLOSURE: No Closure

COLOUR:Blue

GSM (PAPER WEIGHT:100

COVER:Softcover

MORE FEATURES

Smyth sewn

Satin ribbon marker

Flexible cover and spine

Back cover pouch

MATERIALS

FSC-certified text paper

Cloth headboards

Threaded stitching and glue, as needed

Acid-free sustainable forest paper


Decorative printed cover paper

For our Celestial Planisphere cover design we have reproduced a star chart created by Frederick de Wit, a prolific engraver and publisher of the time. His maps had a distinct decorative flair which made them very popular with the public. Populated with fantastical creatures representing the zodiac signs, De Wit’s colourful sky map is an object of great beauty, but its importance went beyond ?sthetic pleasures. In a time when seafarers and scientists depended on their ability to identify stars and their position in the sky, star charts were indispensable as navigational and scientific study tools. Also depicted on De Wit’s chart are six diagrams representing different conceptions of the universe, including the Copernican heliocentric theory that wasn’t widely accepted until much later.

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