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Gemini Constellation, 1829
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Gemini constellation. 19th-century map of stars and constellations from the celestial atlas 'Sozviezdiia Predstavlennyia na XXX Tablitsakh' (1829) by Kornelius Reissig, an Associate Member of the Russian Academy Sciences in St. Petersburg. The title translates as 'Presentation of constellations in 30 tables'. This was the earliest Russian star atlas, and was based on earlier work by Bode (1806) and Flamsteed (1776). The constellations are labelled in Cyrillic, represented by mythological figures and animals. This is Plate 16, showing the constellation of Gemini (the Twins).
March 7th, 2014
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