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[Illustrations de Astronomicum caesareum] / Disque illustrant l'éclipse totale de lune du 6 octobre 1530

[Illustrations de Astronomicum caesareum] / Disque illustrant l'éclipse totale de lune du 6 octobre 1530

Decoding the Medieval Volvelle | The Getty Iris

The delightful (and magical) movable pieces of rare manuscripts.

Michael Ostendorfer: Astronomicum Caesareum. 1540. Renaissance astrolabe.

Astronomicum Caesareum, 1540 Michael Ostendorfer (German, active Written by Petrus Apianus (German, Hand-colored woodcuts

Unlucky for some: How hitherto unknown 13th sign of zodiac Ophiuchus could be why your stars never seem right

Unlucky for some: How hitherto unknown 13th sign of zodiac Ophiuchus could be why your stars never seem right

sign of the Zodiac: Ophiuchus represents a man wrestling a serpent and was discarded

Detail of a cosmological diagram from a 15th Century illuminated manuscript. T & O earth in the center. Personifications of the planets move around the celestial sphere. Zodiac around the outer edge.

A Detail of a cosmological diagram from a Century illuminated manuscript. T & O earth in the center Personifications of the planets move around the celestial sphere Zodiac around the outer edge

British Library, Circular zodiacal lunar chart, Egerton 2572, f.51

( Guild Book of the Barber Surgeons of York , late British Library, Egerton 2572 a zodiac volvelle surrounded .

Disque illustrant l'éclipse partielle de la lune du 15 novembre 1500, illustrations de Astronomicum caesareum, Petrus Apianus, 1540

Disque illustrant l'éclipse partielle de la lune du 15 novembre 1500, illustrations de Astronomicum caesareum, Petrus Apianus, 1540

Nicolò da Varallo, Constellations, Planetary Figures, and Scenes from Boccaccio’s Griselda, from a castle in Roccabianca, about 1460, fresco. Pinacoteca, Castello Sforzesco, Milan

For everyone interested in art history who has asked, WTF?

Disque mobile déterminant le cours particulier de Mercure, illustrations de Astronomicum caesareum, Petrus Apianus, 1540

Disque mobile déterminant le cours particulier de Mercure, illustrations de Astronomicum caesareum, Petrus Apianus, 1540

The heavens _Voice from the heavens, or stellar & celestial worlds_ 1890

nemfrog: “ The heavens _Voice from the heavens, or stellar & celestial worlds_ 1890 ”

Astronomicum_Caesareum The “Emperor’s Astronomy” from the private press of Petrus Apianus is one of the great masterpieces of sixteenth-century printing.

A beautiful Michael Ostendorfer woodcut from Astronomicum Caesareum, by Petrus Apianus, court astronomer to Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor.

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