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Imagines syderum coelestium

G200:2/1
Charts and maps

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Collection Charts and maps, Loose maps and charts: general collection
Gallery locationNot on display

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Object ID G200:2/1
Description Single sheet, woodcut. Celestial planisphere showing the 48 Ptolemaic constellations, with Latin descriptive text below it. The figures of the constellations in this chart are clearly influenced by Durer's woodcuts. Text is for the most part in Latin, and seven of the stars are labelled with their Islamic names. In the lines of text underneath the map, Apian urges people to study the stars further using his map.
Date made 1536

Artist/Maker Apian, Peter
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials black ink; woodcut; paper
Measurements Overall: 42 cm x 30 cm
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  • Imagines syderum coelestium (G200:2/1)
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