First drawing of Saturn, 1622

First drawing of Saturn, 1622

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Credit: ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Saturn. This is thought to be the first image of Saturn. It was published in De Novis Astris et Cometis (1622) by the Italian Fortunio Liceti.

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Keywords: 1622, 17th century, artwork, astronomical, astronomy, black-and-white, de novis astris et cometis, diagram, drawing, earliest, first, fortunio liceti, historical, history, history of science, illustration, monochrome, planet, saturn

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