I feel sure that this question must have been addressed in the literature, but I can't seem to find it - I may be looking in the wrong place.

A graph is planar if it can be drawn on the plane such that no two edges intersect in an interior point. In general, there are infinitely many ways to draw a planar graph, of course. However, we can say that two such mappings are equivalent if one can be obtained from the other via continuous transformations (or isotopies), in such a way that no two edges cross along the way.

Now, the number $\pi(G)$ of equivalence classes is a finite number depending on the graph $G$. I would like to get good bounds on this number, as a function of the graph, ie the number of vertices, edges, the vertex degrees, or other properties of the graph. Do results of this type exist in the literature on planar graphs?

As an example, consider the star graph on the vertex set $0,1,...,n$, where the vertex $0$ is connected to all of the other vertices, and there are no other edges. Any drawing induces a cyclic ordering of the outer vertices, and two drawings are equivalent iff the induced cyclic ordering is the same. Therefore, in this case $\pi(G)= (n-1)!$.