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Hyginus, Poeticon astronomicon (Venice, 1488).

Pictures of the constellations Sagittarius and Capricorn from Thomas de Blavis's 1488 reprint of this classical work on astronomy originally published by Erhard Ratdolt in 1482. The woodcuts commissioned by Ratdolt of the various constellations are not in fact an accurate representation of either the positions suggested in the text or of the actual positions of the stars in the sky.

Donated by Richard Pendlebury.

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Woodcut of Sagittarius.
Woodcut of Sagittarius.
Woodcut of Capricorn.
Woodcut of Capricorn.
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