This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Dunhuang star chart

Dunhuang star chart

C023/6909

Rights Managed

156.5 MB (50.4 MB compressed)

27646 x 1979 pixels

234.2 x 16.8 cm ⏐ 92.2 x 6.6 in (300dpi)

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

BRITISH LIBRARY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY BRITISH LIBRARY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Dunhuang star chart. This Chinese scroll map depicting the night sky is the oldest known star atlas. It is thought to date to the 8th Century. It is divided into 12 sections according to the stations of the planet Jupiter. It shows 1345 stars in 257 constellations with remarkable accuracy. The map was found, along with thousands of other manuscripts, in a cave in Dunhuang, China at the beginning of the 20th century.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}