Constellation of Aries, 1587 artwork

Constellation of Aries, 1587 artwork

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Caption: Constellation of Aries, 16th century artwork. The text is in Latin, with letters and numbers indicating the stars of this constellation. The artwork shows a ram, the mythological representation of this constellation. This artwork is from Libellus de Stellis (1587) by the German astronomer and theologian Heinrich Decimator (c.1544-1615). This book was published in Magdeberg, and was both a literary and astronomical work, containing artworks of constellations interspersed with poetry. The title translates as 'Book of Stars'.

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