Northern hemisphere star chart, 1537

Northern hemisphere star chart, 1537

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Caption: Northern hemisphere star chart, 16th century. Star chart (planisphere) of the northern hemisphere, based on Albrecht Durer's star charts of 1515. The illustrations show the constellations. The four figures in the corners are: Ptolemy, Aratus of Soli, Marcus Manilius, and al-Sufi. From Stellarum MXXII (Books 7-8 of an edition of Ptolemy's Almagest), printed in Cologne in 1537.

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