Astronomers on Mount Athos

Astronomers on Mount Athos

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Caption: Astronomers on Mount Athos Whole folio Astronomers at the top of Mount Athos. Four astronomers study the night sky with quadrants and astrolabes. In the foreground three men with sticks are tracing inscriptions which give the impression of a secret script or one of the foreign alphabets mentioned by Mandeville Image taken from Picture book of Sir John Mandeville's Travels. Originally published in Bohemia; circa 1410. Author Sir John Manderville, Illustrated by Master of the Mandeville Travels.

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