Iconography
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Astronomy and astrology
Constellations Northern hemisphereUrsa MinorSingle figure
Constellations Zodiac GeminiSingle figureAs male and female
Constellations Southern hemisphereCanis Minor (Antecanis)
Constellations Southern hemisphereArgo (Navis)As a sailing shipWhole ship → Sail unfurled
Constellations Southern hemisphereCanis MaiorConstellation
Constellations Southern hemisphereOrionSingle figure
StarsNamed starsCanopus (Alpha Carinae)
StarsNamed starsBetelgeuse (Alpha Orionis)
StarsNamed starsSirius (Alhabor, Aschere - Alpha Canis Maioris)
StarsNamed starsPollux (Rasalgeuse, Beta Geminorum)
StarsNamed starsDubhe (Alpha Ursi maioris)
StarsCyclesVienna, Collection Gutmann (?)
Further details
The fifth star is supposedly in Canis minor, but it is called Alhabor, another name of Sirius, who is depicted above in Canis maior.
ARTIST/CREATOR
German
DATE
15th century
LOCATION
Vienna, Collection Gutmann (?)
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Calendarium, fol. 29v
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Hamburg stamp (Bibliothek Warburg)
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