Monday, September 19, 2005

US Naval Rare Book Illustrations

L to R, top to bottom..
1. Atlas céleste de Flamstéed 1776;
2. Curious Mathematical Forms - Robert Boyle 1670;
3. Uranometria - Johann Bayer 1603;
4. Poeticon Astronomicon - Hyginius 1482.

These are on a page serendipititiously found in an absent-minded googling fashion. They are within the United States Naval Observatory Library in the Rare Books section. (The jpeg links for each image from that page are HUGE)

A complete high resolution scanned copy of Uranometria can be found at the Linda Hall Library.

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