Southern hemisphere star chart, 1537

Southern hemisphere star chart, 1537

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Caption: Southern hemisphere star chart, 16th century. Star chart (planisphere) of the southern hemisphere, based on Albrecht Durer's star charts of 1515. The illustrations show the constellations. At lower left is a dedication to Ptolemy and Durer, and also to Noviomagus (Jan van Bronchorst), who modified these star charts. From Stellarum MXXII (Books 7-8 of an edition of Ptolemy's Almagest), printed in Cologne in 1537.

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