Harmonica Macrocosmica distance table

Harmonica Macrocosmica distance table

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Caption: Harmonica Macrocosmica distance table. This chart shows the distances between places in Germany, Spain, France, Italy, Poland and the Netherlands. It is from the star atlas Harmonica Macrocosmica (1660), by the Dutch-German mathematician and cosmographer Andreas Cellarius (1596-1665). These distances allow calculations to be made using astronomical observations made in different locations.

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