The chart depicted the solar system and the planetary orbits as understood at the time. It was a part of a broader effort to illustrate and disseminate knowledge about the cosmos and celestial bodies. Systema Solare et Planetarium represented the culmination of astronomical knowledge up to that point, based on observations and theories of prominent astronomers such as Copernicus, Kepler, and Newton. The chart displayed the sun at the center of the solar system, with the orbits of the known planets around it, including Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. Charts like these played a crucial role in advancing scientific understanding and education as they provided a visual representation of complex astronomical concepts. They were used by scholars, educators, and enthusiasts alike to explore and comprehend the universe.

Systema Solare et Planetarium