Apianus's Pole star diagram, 1533

Apianus's Pole star diagram, 1533

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Caption: Apianus's Pole star diagram. This diagram (bottom) shows a 'string dial' method for locating the Pole star relative to other constellations. The text is in Latin. This diagram is part of a book called Folium Populi, Published in Ingoldstadt, Germany, in 1533, by the German astronomer Petrus Apianus (1495-1552).

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