Ricky Jay's cups and balls "history lesson" in his "52 Assistants" act makes several references to the historical preponderance of the effect. There is one that throws me, and I was wondering if anyone is familiar with the "famous planetary drawings of Ohm(sic?)" And where I might look for these?
I've already located Seneca's work (Moral Epistle # 45), Alciphron of Athen's really humorous retelling of the effect ("Letters of Alciphron, #17--not mentioned by Jay, however), and have seen many of the other more widely known paintings and references. This last one is just a puzzler.