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        Frontispiece to 'The Rudolphine Tables' compiled by Johannes Kepler, published in 1627

        German School, (17th century). Medium: engraving. Date: 1627. Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer; book contains a star catalogue and planetary tables, inspired by the work of Tycho Brahe (1546-1601), who is shown in the frontispiece along with Hipparchus (c.190-120 BC), Ptolemy (83-161 AD), and Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543); Kepler designed the frontispiece himself; temple dedicated to Urania; Provenance: Private Collection. Photographic rights held by The Bridgeman Art Library.

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