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Celestial hemispheres, 18th century

Celestial hemispheres, 18th century

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36.6 x 24.4 cm ⏐ 14.4 x 9.6 in (300dpi)

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MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE / OXFORD UNIVERSITY IMAGES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE / OXFORD UNIVERSITY IMAGES / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Celestial hemispheres, 18th century. Engraved map of the celestial hemispheres by the Venetian Pietro Scattaglia from the late 18th century, made using a copperplate intaglio process. The maps show the constellations as classical human nudes and as animals in anatomical detail. The text is in French.

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