Andreas Cellarius

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Cellarius was a teacher and a writer. His earliest known work was on military architecture. It was published in Amsterdam by Johannes Janssonius, who would later include Cellarius’s celestial atlas in his ‘Atlas Maior’. Cellarius’ greatest achievement was his famous celestial atlas. It is probably the finest work of its kind ever realised thanks to its incredibly ornate and sumptuously illustrated depictions of the heavens.

Vibrant portrait of Andreas Cellarius, a man wearing black robes, with a group of people that aren't in focus in the background.