Copernicus' heliocentric model of the Universe, 1543. Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) is considered to be the father of modern astronomy and founder of heliocentric cosmology. Prior to his work, the Earth was considered to be the stationary centre of the universe, a notion first advocated by the Egyptian astronomer Ptolemy. Copernicus' pioneering work De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (The Revolutions of Celestial Spheres) describes his idea of a Sun-centred universe, in which the Earth is merely one of the planets revolving around the Sun and rotating on its axis. From De revolutionibus orbium coelestium. (Nuremberg, 1543).
This giclée print delivers a vivid image with maximum color accuracy and exceptional resolution. The standard for museums and galleries around the world, giclée is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are “sprayed” onto high-quality paper. With the great degree of detail and smooth transitions of color gradients, giclée prints appear much more realistic than other reproduction prints. The high-quality paper (235 gsm) is acid free with a smooth surface.
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