Scorpio constellation, 1482

Scorpio constellation, 1482

V700/0460 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 53.3MB

Downloadable file size: 1.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Scorpio constellation, 15th century artwork. Engraving of Scorpio (the Scorpion), with Latin text. This constellation, one of the twelve constellations of the zodiac, is adjacent to that of Libra (the Scales). Here, Scorpio is shown holding the scales in one of its pincers. The black asterisks show the position of the stars that make up this constellation. This artwork is from the 1482 edition of Hyginus's Poeticon Astronomicon (Poetic Astronomy). This 1st-century BC star atlas was republished several times in the medieval period with woodcut engravings of the stars and constellations.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: 1400s, 1482, 15th century, ancient legends, animal, antiquity, arthropod, artwork, astral, astrological, astrology, astronomical, astronomy, balance, black-and-white, celestial body, celestial map, chart, classical, constellation, drawing, engraving, european, gaius julius hyginus, graeco-roman, greco-roman, greek, historical, history, history of science, hyginus, hyginus', hyginus's, illustration, latin, legend, legendary, legends, libra, mediaeval, medieval, medieval europe, middle ages, monochrome, mythological, mythology, myths, poetic astronomy, poeticon astronomicon, position, roman, scales, scorpio, scorpion, scorpius, sky, space, star, star atlas, stars, text, the scales, the scorpion, woodcut, writing, zodiac, zodiacal

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.