Northern hemisphere sky map, 1603

Northern hemisphere sky map, 1603

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Caption: Northern hemisphere sky map. 17th century artwork of the night sky as seen from Earth's northern hemisphere, showing star constellations and their coordinates. This planisphere is from Johann Bayer's Uranometria (Greek for 'sky measurements'), a star atlas and catalogue that contains a total of 51 stellar maps. The book, published in 1603, was the first of its kind since it portrayed the constellations as maps rather than as mythological pictures. Each engraving has a reference grid so that the stars' positions in the sky can be precisely determined.

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