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Johannes Kepler, Tabulae Rudolphinae


Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)
Tabulę Rudolphinę, Ulm, 1627
Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Magl. 5.1.118, frontispiece

The engraving shows the temple of Urania, on the roof of which we see a diagram of Tycho Brahe's world system. Tycho is debating in the foreground with Copernicus, who is standing next to Ptolemy and Hipparchus.