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Monoceros Constellations, 1829
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Monoceros constellations. 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, 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 27, showing the constellations of Monoceros (unicorn), Canis Minor and Canis Major, Puppis (poop deck), Columba (dove), Officina Typographica.
March 4th, 2014
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