Argo Navis constellation, 1603

Argo Navis constellation, 1603

V700/0481 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 51.1MB

Downloadable file size: 3.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Argo Navis constellation. 17th century engraving of Argo Navis (the Argo ship), overlaid with the positions of the stars that make up this constellation. This ship, in Greek legends, was sailed by Jason and the Argonauts on the quest of the Golden Fleece. It was a large constellation that has since been broken up to form the modern constellations of Carina (the Keel), Puppis (the Stern) and Vela (the Sail). This star map is from Uranometria, a star atlas published in 1603 by the German astronomer Johann Bayer. It contained a total of 51 star maps, plotted using the most accurate observations of the time. It was the first star atlas to use reference grids on its maps, and the first to use Greek letters to identify individual stars, though it retained the traditional mythological depictions of the constellations.

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

Keywords: 1600s, 1603, 1700s, 1723 edition, 17th century, 18th century, accuracy, accurate, adult, ancient legends, argo navis, argonauts, artwork, astrology, astronomical, astronomy, atlas, bayer, bayer designation, bayer's, black-and-white, boat, carina, catalogue, celestial, celestial map, chart, constellation, constellations, coordinates, diagram, drawing, engraved, engraving, european, first, german, graeco-roman, greco-roman, greek, greek mythology, grid, heavens, hero, historical, history, history of science, human, illustration, jason, jason and the argonauts, jason and the golden fleece, johannes bayer, keel, legend, legendary, legends, male, man, map, mast, monochrome, mythological, mythology, myths, oar, oars, ocean, people, person, poop, poopdeck, position, puppis, renaissance, roman, sail, sailing ship, sea, ship, sky, space, star, star atlas, stars, steering oar, stellar, stellar cartography, stern, the argo, the keel, the poop, the poopdeck, the sail, the stern, urano metria, uranometria, vela, warrior

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