Thursday, December 1, 2011

Old map (collection "Sky map")

Solar system old map, "Orbium Planetarum Terram Complectentium Scenographia" 1708

Star map Constellations OLD WORLD CELLARIUS 1708

"Tabula Selenographica", map of the Moon, 1647 by D.Ioanne Hevelio

"Orbium Planetarum Terram Complectentium Scenographia" 1708
by Pieter Schenk (1660-1719) and Gerard Valk (1651-1726).

"Tabula Anemographica sen Pyxis Nautica vulgo Compass Charte." by Tobias Conrad Lotter (1717-1777). Date: 1776 (1755?)

During the Abbasid Caliphate, people from India influeced a set of signs for the "zodiac." The Arabic zodiac consists of 28 signs, including some of our tradtitional 12 signs. Some of our modern constellations were recognized as well. For instance Orion was called al-Jabbar, meaning giant. The name is also our word for algebra. One astrologer, al-Biruni wrote texts studying these signs and prediciting the will of Allah with them. He had the idea that Allah controlled the cosmos, so people could read it with astrology. It was a way to predict and anticipate Allah's will. Astrology and Astronomy worked hand in hand in the House of Wisdom's observatory during the Abbasid Caliphate.
Planisphere Zodiac Night Sky Vintage Old Color Map Plan

Albrecht Durer - map of the Northern Sky
Albrecht Durer - map of the Southern Sky

Johann Christoph Weigel,1724 г.

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"Coeli Stellati Christiani Haemisphaerium Posterius". 1660

"Planisphaerium Copernicanum" by Andreas Cellarius 1660

Capricornus and Aquarius) 1822

 Pisces. 1822

 Aries and Musca Borealis. 1822

 Taurus. 1822

Gemini. 1822 

Cancer. 1822

Leo. 1822

 Libra and Scorpio,  1822

Sagittarius, 1822

Virgo, 1822

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