03 Andreas Cellarius, Harmonia macrocosmica seu atlas universalis et novus, Amsterdam 1708.
04 from the Royal Encyclopedia 1788 -90
01 The Constellations drawn on the celestial Globe in a Soma version from an ancient Indian document. From the Hon. Emmaline M.Plunkett, Ancient Calendars and Constellations, John Murray, London 1903.
02 from the Royal Encyclopedia 1788 -90
03 Joannes de Sacrobosco, Sphera volgare ,Venice 1537 translated by Marco Mauro; a fine production of the classic book, with a good balance of text and image and a high standard of typography.
04 illustration from Christopher Cattan, The Geomancie of Maister Christopher Cattan, Gentleman, Wolfe, London, 1591. From the continents of Earth through the planets to the Firmament of Stars and to the Crystaline and First Moveable heaven to the Band of the Blessed Elect.
01 from the Royal Encyclopedia 1788 -90
02 Joannes de Sacrobosco, Sphera volgare ,Venice 1537 translated by Marco Mauro; a woodcut of the author with globes and instruments. The frame is studded with arcane references to the characteristics of the planetary personifications - Mars and Saturn at the bottom corners for instance.
03 from Sebastian Munster, Erklerung des Newe Instrvments... printed in Worms by Pewter Schoeffer in 1529.
04 from Sacrobosco's Berrimum Sphere Mundi published by Petit, Paris 1508.
05 David Gregory, Astronomiae Physicae & Geometricae Elementa, Bousquet and Socios Geneva 1726.