By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (July 20, 2021) – In Issue 2021-138 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps, we gaze into the heavens.

The Order in the Universe

Planetary motions.  Creation.  That is where young Johannes Kepler was going in 1595 on this day when he had an epiphany.  That being a geometric basis for the universe.

This was the foundation for his laws of planetary motions, which significantly advanced astronomy.  His subsequent work laid a foundation for Newton’s theory of universal gravitation.

Kepler was a superb mathematician, and he leveraged his math skills in his astronomical work.

This highly decorated double hemisphere celestial chart of the heavens is by Seutter from 1730.

Double Hemisphere Celetial Chart – 1730 (credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

Visit his antique map boutique world-on-paper online. Watch for his daily feature Steve Kovacs: Antique Maps & Fun Facts here on Loveland Beacon.