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The Celestial Atlas of Andreas Cellarius (1660)

- October 4, 2018 in Andreas Cellarius, best of celestial, best of maps, celestial map, cosmography, Harmonia Macrocosmica

Harmonia Macrocosmica (1660), an atlas of the stars from the Dutch Golden Age of cartography, maps the structure of the heavens in twenty-nine extraordinary double-folio spreads.

Cosmography Manuscript (12th Century)

- July 25, 2018 in astrology, astronomy, cosmography, diagrams

Wonderful series of medieval cosmographic diagrams and schemas sourced from a late 12th-century English manuscript.

Cosmography Manuscript (12th Century)

- July 25, 2018 in astrology, astronomy, best of celestial, cosmography, diagrams

Wonderful series of medieval cosmographic diagrams and schemas sourced from a late 12th-century English manuscript.

Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing

- June 28, 2016 in al-Qazwini, animals, arabic, bestiary, cosmography, Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing, mythical creatures, mythical monsters, persian, Zakariya al-Qazwini

Images from an exquisitely illustrated Persian translation, thought to hail from 17th-century Mughal India, of Zakariya al-Qazwini's medieval treatise on all things wondrous.