Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Cycles PtolemyGerard of CremonaVatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Urb. lat. 1399
Constellations Zodiac SagittariusSingle figureAs a centaur → With nude torso
Constellations Zodiac SagittariusSingle figureAs a centaur → With hat
Constellations Zodiac CapricornusSingle figureAs a goat or ibex
Constellations Zodiac AquariusSingle figurePouring water from a single urn
Constellations Zodiac PiscesSingle figureFish attached mouth-to-mouth
Constellations Southern hemisphereCetusAs a fish
Constellations Southern hemisphereEridanusAs a meandering river
Constellations Southern hemisphereLepus
Constellations Southern hemisphereOrionSingle figure
Further details
Hamburg stamp (Bibliothek Warburg)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Italian
DATE
15th century
LOCATION
Vatican City, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana → Urb. lat. 1399, fol. 38v-39r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Gerard of CremonaLatin translation of the Almagest from Arabic
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