Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Northern hemisphereHerculesWith lion-skin and club
Constellations Northern hemisphereSerpentariusStanding on Scorpio
Constellations Northern hemisphereAquilaSingle figure
Constellations Zodiac ScorpioSingle figureAs scorpion (with claws, legs and a tail)
Constellations Zodiac SagittariusSingle figureAs a centaur → With fluttering cloak
Constellations Zodiac SagittariusSingle figureAs a centaur → With head-band
Constellations Non-canonicalAntinous
StarsNovae and Supernovae1604 Supernova in Sagittarius (Kepler's Supernova, SN 1604)
Further details
The supernova described by Kepler is at the right foot of Serpentarius; at the left the now obsolete constellation Antinous
ARTIST/CREATOR
Prague
DATE
1606
LOCATION
n/a
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Kepler, JohannesDe Stella Nova in Pede Serpentarii (VD17 23:324889B), Pragae (Sessius), 1606, plate after p. 76
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RELATIONS
complete digital copy of illustrated text (external website)
Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (digitised version)
Acknowledgements
Record created with the generous support of the Kress Foundation
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