Traces the history of how the heavens were charted and how astronomers first mapped the northern and then southern skies and how the constellations were devised more than 2,000 years ago. Some of the mapmakers were Copernicus, Kepler, Lacaille, Van Keulen, and Blaeu.
Brand: Smithmark Pub
Used Book in Good Condition
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This is a beautiful volume. Well organized, perfectly laid out, and interesting and well-written copy for each plate. Though out of print, it seems to always be available used. The one minor flaw is that on every plate from Andreas Cellarius's Harmonia Macrocosmica, the typesetters mistyped it as "HarmoniCa Macrocosmica". Too bad they didn't have a better proof reader. Despite that, I highly recommend this book if you're a fan of classic depictions of the universe.
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