London, United Kingdom
Southern Hemisphere Star Chart, 1537
Middle Temple Library
Photograph - Photograph
Southern hemisphere star chart, 16th century. Star chart (planisphere) of the southern hemisphere, based on Albrecht Durer's star charts of 1515. The illustrations show the constellations. At lower left is a dedication to Ptolemy and Durer, and also to Noviomagus (Jan van Bronchorst), who modified these star charts. From Stellarum MXXII (Books 7-8 of an edition of Ptolemy's Almagest), printed in Cologne in 1537.
May 12th, 2013
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