Northern constellations, 1696 artwork

Northern constellations, 1696 artwork

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Caption: Northern hemisphere constellations, artwork published in Specula Physico-Mathematico-Historica (1696), an encyclopedia of science by the German monk and author Johann Zahn (1641-1707). The text is in Latin, while the constellations themselves are represented as figures from mythology. At lower left is a key for the magnitude (brightness) of the stars. At lower right is a note crediting the German astronomer Johannes Hevelius (1611-1687).

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