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Instrument-maker Gemma Frisius devised a volvelle for inclusion in Peter Apianus' 1524, Cosmographia

Instrument-maker Gemma Frisius devised a volvelle for inclusion in Peter Apianus' Cosmographia

Colección de textos sobre astronomía matemática y ciencias naturales. del siglo IX

Colección de textos sobre astronomía matemática y ciencias naturales. del siglo IX

Md 2: Md 2 Tübinger Hausbuch: Iatromathematisches Kalenderbuch ; die Kunst der Astronomie und Geomantie (Württemberg, [15. Jh.])

Md 2: Md 2 Tübinger Hausbuch: Iatromathematisches Kalenderbuch ; die Kunst der Astronomie und Geomantie (Württemberg, [15. Jh.])

Franz von Stuck, ceiling in the music room of Villa Stuck, Munich, 1898. From Bavarian Arts and Crafts magazine.

Franz von Stuck, ceiling in the music room of Villa Stuck, Munich, From Bavarian Arts and Crafts magazine.

Astrological Treatise c. 1300 Manuscript (Reg. lat. 1283) Biblioteca Apostolica, Vatican  The manuscript contains an astrological treatise translated to Spanish from an eleventh-century Arabic text. The decoration consists of the signs of the Zodiac accompanied by the constellations situated to their north and south.  On folio 2v, shown here, the sign of Gemini is represented in the centre surrounded by the constellations related to this zodiacal sign set in the outer segments.

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The “Emperor’s Astronomy” (Petrus Apianus, 1495-1552) is one of the great masterpieces of sixteenth-century printing, and also one of the top-ten in my personal digital collection. I found the codex a couple of months ago, when I was looking for “volvelles” (or wheel chart, which is a paper slide chart with rotating parts used mainly in ancient astronomy treatises, introduced by Persian astronomer Abu Rayhan Biruni).

The “Emperor’s Astronomy” (Petrus Apianus, 1495-1552) is one of the great masterpieces of sixteenth-century printing, and also one of the top-ten in my personal digital collection. I found the codex a couple of months ago, when I was looking for “volvelles” (or wheel chart, which is a paper slide chart with rotating parts used mainly in ancient astronomy treatises, introduced by Persian astronomer Abu Rayhan Biruni).

life-of-the-children-of-the-moon-by-georg-pencz-1500-1550-in-the-folge-der-planeten.jpg (1009×1538)

Life of the Children of the Moon, by Georg Pencz in the Folge der Planeten.

Title	Zodiac Category	Ottoman Turkish Miniature Paintings Object Name	Falname MS title and folio number	Topkapi Sarayi Muzesi. Manuscript...

Title Zodiac Category Ottoman Turkish Miniature Paintings Object Name Falname MS title and folio number Topkapi Sarayi Muzesi.

Detail of a diagram of the twelve signs of the zodiac, from the fourteenth-century Catalan Matfré Ermengau of Bézier's Breviari d'Amour; Zodiac (Yates Thompson 31 f.48v). (British Library)

Detail of a wheel-shaped diagram of the twelve signs of the zodiac, with legends describing when the sun enters each, in Matfré Ermengau of Béziers's Breviari d'Amour.

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