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Gent, Robert H. van

Overview
Works: 36 works in 90 publications in 6 languages and 444 library holdings
Genres: Maps  History  Charts, diagrams, etc  Pictorial works  Atlases  Celestial charts  Early maps  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Creator, Editor, Other, Contributor, Former owner, Honoree
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Most widely held works by Robert H. van Gent
The finest atlas of the heavens = Der prächtigste Himmelsatlas = L'atlas céleste le plus admirable by Andreas Cellarius( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History's most beautiful celestial atlasThis collection of celestial maps by Dutch-German mathematician and cosmographer Andreas Cellarius (c. 1596 - 1665) brings back to life a masterpiece from the Golden Age of celestial cartography. First published in 1660 in the Harmonia Macrocosmica, the complete 29 double-folio maps and dozens of unusual details reproduced here depict the world systems of Claudius Ptolemy, Nicolaus Copernicus, and Tycho Brahe, the motions of the sun, the moon, and the planets, and the delineation of the constellations in various views. Cellarius's atlas, superbly embellished with richly decorated borders depicting cherubs, astronomers, and astronomical instruments, features some of the most spectacular illustration in the history of astronomy. This reprint includes a copiously illustrated introduction by Robert van Gent, one of the leading Cellarius experts, summarizing the history of celestial cartography from antiquity to late 17th/early 18th century and illuminating the life and work of Andreas Cellarius. Van Gent also discusses the historical and cultural context and significance of the atlas and provides detailed descriptions of the astronomical and iconographical content of the plates, allowing modern readers to fully appreciate the masterwork of Andreas Cellarius and his publisher, Johannes Janssonius. The book's detailed appendix includes a list of constellation figures with short descriptions of their origin and mythology, a list of star names found on the plates, a glossary of technical words, and a bibliography. Cellarius's exquisite renditions of the constellations will excite the astronomer in anyone
Poems for the beekeeper( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Huygens collection by Anne C. van Helden( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and Dutch and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between rhetoric and reality : instrumental practices at the astronomical observatory of the Amsterdam society 'Felix Meritis', 1786-1889 by H. J Zuidervaart( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Felix Meritis, the remarkable 'Temple of Enlightenment', adorns the Amsterdam canals since 1788. The building accommodated the most ambitious attempt in the Netherlands for the integration of activities regarding literature, music, the visual arts, commerce, and the sciences. What so far went unnoticed is that, from the very start, Felix Meritis was also equipped with an astronomical and meteorological observatory. In fact, it was the first scientific observatory in the Netherlands designed from the drawing board. This book describes the history of the observatory (which functioned until 1889), with a special focus on the tensions between the objectives formulated by its founding fathers and the ultimate difficult practice of scientific research. The Felix Meritis-Observatory was crucial for the training and early careers of various eighteenth- and nineteenth-century astronomers, among which Nieuwland, Van Beeck Calkoen, Moll, Keijser, Uylenbroek, and Kaiser (the father of modern Dutch astronomy)."--Cover
The finest atlas of the heavens = Der prächtigste Himmelsatlas = L'atlas céleste le plus admirable by Andreas Cellarius( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De hemel in de hand : twee astrolaben van het Museum Boerhaave = The portable universe : two astrolabes of the Museum Boerhaave by Robert H. van Gent( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in Dutch and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies on interacting binary stellar systems by Robert H. van Gent( Book )

6 editions published in 1989 in 3 languages and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een vernuftig geleerde : de technische vondsten van Christiaan Huygens by Robert H. van Gent( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in Dutch and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The finest atlas of the heavens Harmonia macrocosmica of 1660 = Der prächtigste Himmelsatlas = L'atlas céleste le plus admirable( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harmonia macrocosmica of 1660 : the finest atlas of the heavens = der prächtigste Himmelsatlas = l'atlas céleste le plus admirable by Andreas Cellarius( )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harmonia macrocosmica of 1660 the finest atlas of the heavens ; based on the copy in the Universiteitsbibliotheek Amsterdam = Der prächtigste Himmelsatlas by Andreas Cellarius( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoe waar is astrologie?( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in Dutch and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The finest atlas of the heavens Der prächtigste Himmelsatlas by Andreas Cellarius( )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time-keepers of Leiden Observatory by Robert H. van Gent( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De reizende astronoom : Nederlandse sterrenkundige expedities naar de Oost en de West by Robert H. van Gent( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in Dutch and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De tijdmeters van de Leidse Sterrewacht by Robert H. van Gent( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in Dutch and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andreas Cellarius : harmonia macrocosmica of 1660 : the finest atlas of the heavens = der prächtigste Himmelsatlas = l'atlas céleste le plus admirable by Andreas Cellarius( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De nieuwe sterren van 1572, 1600 en 1604 op de hemelglobes van Willem Jansz. Blaeu by Robert H. van Gent( )

2 editions published in 1993 in Dutch and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het raadsel van de Ster van Bethlehem : oude en nieuwe sterrenkundige verklaringen by Robert H. van Gent( )

1 edition published in 1996 in Dutch and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Harmonia macrocosmica of 1660 the finest atlas of the heavens = der prächtigste Himmelsatlas = l'atlas céleste le plus admirable : d'après l'original de la Universiteitsbibliotheek AmsterdamThe finest atlas of the heavens Harmonia macrocosmica of 1660 = Der prächtigste Himmelsatlas = L'atlas céleste le plus admirableThe finest atlas of the heavens Der prächtigste HimmelsatlasAndreas Cellarius : harmonia macrocosmica of 1660 : the finest atlas of the heavens = der prächtigste Himmelsatlas = l'atlas céleste le plus admirable