Introduction.- Ancient Models of the Universe/Solar System from several non-European cultures.- Earth-centered universe/Solar System model of the Classical Greeks through the Roman and Middle Ages.- Sun-centered universe/Solar System models in the pre-telescope era.- Sun-centered universe/Solar System in the early telescope era.- More powerful telescopes and associated advances leading to a separation of our solar system from the wider universe, as nebulae and galaxies were discovered.- How the Solar System has been more accurately perceived in the Space Age.
Recounts the evolving conceptualization of the solar system from ancient to modern times
Provides examples of the artistry of antiquarian celestial maps from books and atlases
Includes a large section on solar system mapping in the Space Age, highlighting large telescope and space probe images
Presents each illustration with a legend explaining the relevant astronomical and cartographical features