Constellation of Libra Zodiac Sign
An excellent way to carry art with you. This piece features Libra from Firmamentum Sobiescianum sive Uranographia by Johanned Hevelius. The image was revamped from his whimsical antique astronomy etchings circa 1687.
I have meticulously restored, revamped and collaged all 12 Zodiac signs. There are so many stunning ways that people have illustrated Astrology over the years but these vintage maps are certainly one of my favorites.
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- 1" magnets or 1" pinback badge
- 2.25" magnet
- 2.25" keychain
- 2.25" pocket mirror
- Pocket mirrors come packaged complete with a velvet bag for safe keeping.
- Dimensions: 2.25 Diameter.
- Design on one side with real glass mirror on the other side.
The Hevelius F irmamentum was the first star atlas to rival Bayer's Uranometria in accuracy, utility, innovation, and influence. Hevelius was perhaps the most active observational astronomer of the last half of the seventeenth century. His star atlas is notable for many reasons. It contains fifty-six large, exquisite, double-page engraved star maps with the star positions for the charts were derived from Hevelius's own star catalog, based on his own observations, which was first published along with the atlas.
It is unique among the Grand Atlases in choosing to depict the constellations as they would appear on a globe, that is, from the outside looking in, rather than from a geocentric point of view. Many of the constellations are not recognized by astronomers today.