August 25, 2014
magictransistor:

Suchow star chart rubbing; Stone carving by Huang Shang (皇尚), rubbing by unknown, China, c. 1826.

magictransistor:

Suchow star chart rubbing; Stone carving by Huang Shang (皇尚), rubbing by unknown, China, c. 1826.

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July 2, 2014

humanoidhistory:

Space is full of creatures.

(Source: liveinternet.ru, via fishstickmonkey)

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Filed under: celestial star 
June 13, 2014
epentesis:

humanoidhistory: The constellation Scorpio, 1825, illustrated by Sidney Hall. (Library of Congress)

epentesis:

humanoidhistory: The constellation Scorpio, 1825, illustrated by Sidney Hall. (Library of Congress)

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February 10, 2014
510kg:

shamanqueen:

assvssin:

innovativepharaoh:

idrankwiththedungeonwitch:

heart-of-the-darklands:


mirroir:
Detail from the Portrait of the Astronomer Nikolaus Kratzer (1528) after Hans Holbein the Younger


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510kg:

shamanqueen:

assvssin:

innovativepharaoh:

idrankwiththedungeonwitch:

heart-of-the-darklands:

mirroir:

Detail from the Portrait of the Astronomer Nikolaus Kratzer (1528) after Hans Holbein the Younger

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January 6, 2014
randombeautysls:


Astrolabe, English, c.1370

randombeautysls:

Astrolabe, English, c.1370

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Filed under: Astrolabe celestial 
January 3, 2014
mediumaevum:

You probably associate Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry with the calendar pages, but it has many more stunning illustrations. Like this Anatomical man.
Each zodiac sign corresponds to a specific part of the body, starting with Pisces, the feet, and working up their way to the head, with Aries, the ram, that has sacred connotations. 
In each top corner are painted the arms of the Duke of Berry. Each area is complemented by four Latin inscriptions describing the properties of each sign according to the four complexions (hot, cold, wet or dry), the four temperaments (choleric, melancholic, sanguine and phlegmatic) and the four cardinal points: 
“Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are warm and dry, choleric, masculine, Eastern” in the upper left
“Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn are cold and dry, melancholy, female, Western” in the upper right
“Gemini, Aquarius and Libra are hot and humid, sanguine, masculine, Southern” in the lower left
“Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are cold and wet, phlegmatic, feminine, Northern” in the lower right

mediumaevum:

You probably associate Très Riches Heures du duc de Berry with the calendar pages, but it has many more stunning illustrations. Like this Anatomical man.

Each zodiac sign corresponds to a specific part of the body, starting with Pisces, the feet, and working up their way to the head, with Aries, the ram, that has sacred connotations.

In each top corner are painted the arms of the Duke of Berry. Each area is complemented by four Latin inscriptions describing the properties of each sign according to the four complexions (hot, cold, wet or dry), the four temperaments (choleric, melancholic, sanguine and phlegmatic) and the four cardinal points:

  • Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are warm and dry, choleric, masculine, Eastern” in the upper left
  • Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn are cold and dry, melancholy, female, Western” in the upper right
  • Gemini, Aquarius and Libra are hot and humid, sanguine, masculine, Southern” in the lower left
  • Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are cold and wet, phlegmatic, feminine, Northern” in the lower right

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Filed under: celestial 
December 31, 2013
magictransistor:

Frederik de Wit, Planisphærium cœleste (17th century),

magictransistor:

Frederik de Wit, Planisphærium cœleste (17th century),

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December 17, 2013
ollebosse:

Astrolabe and Astrological Volvelle, Italian, later 15th century

ollebosse:

Astrolabe and Astrological Volvelle, Italian, later 15th century

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December 11, 2013
magictransistor:

Abu Bakr Ben Yusuf (Astrolab), assembled in year 613 of the Hegira, c.1217.

magictransistor:

Abu Bakr Ben Yusuf (Astrolab), assembled in year 613 of the Hegira, c.1217.

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November 20, 2013
beardbriarandrose:

Story of a Comet by Luis Ricardo Falero

beardbriarandrose:

Story of a Comet by Luis Ricardo Falero

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August 17, 2013
innercurtain:

Speculum humanae salvationis - Germany c. 1430.

innercurtain:

Speculum humanae salvationis - Germany c. 1430.

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August 17, 2013
speciesbarocus:


Sacra exequialia in funere Jacobi II  magnae Britanniae regis (1702). Detail.

speciesbarocus:

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Filed under: celestial snake 
August 5, 2013
sexycodicology:

What constellations looked like in 818 AD; from a manuscript that is almost 1200 years ago.
This manuscript is so old, algebra wasn’t discovered yet. (Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Ḵwārizmī will discover it in 820 AD)
From Sammlung astronomisch-komputistischer und naturwissenschaftlicher Texte - BSB Clm 210
Source: http://bit.ly/1057AdH
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sexycodicology:

What constellations looked like in 818 AD; from a manuscript that is almost 1200 years ago.

This manuscript is so old, algebra wasn’t discovered yet. (Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Ḵwārizmī will discover it in 820 AD)

From Sammlung astronomisch-komputistischer und naturwissenschaftlicher Texte - BSB Clm 210

Source: http://bit.ly/1057AdH

More Sexy Codicology on Facebook: http://bit.ly/SexyCodicology

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August 5, 2013
euclase:

Islamic Celestial Globe, 1630

euclase:

Islamic Celestial Globe, 1630

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Filed under: celestial 
August 2, 2013
centuriespast:

Cambodia
Group of Four Celestial Dancing Beauties (Apsaras), Angkor period, late 12th/early 13th century
Art Institute Chicago

centuriespast:

Cambodia

Group of Four Celestial Dancing Beauties (Apsaras), Angkor period, late 12th/early 13th century

Art Institute Chicago

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