Manuscript of the ‘Aja’ib al-makhluqat (Wonders of Creation) of Qazwini, with 253 paintings : manuscript, c.1650-1700. Harvard Art Museum/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Philip Hofer in memory of Eric Schroeder, 1972.3, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. Folio 22v (Saturn).
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Arsenal 1036, f. 21v (Taurus). ‘Abd al-Rahmân al-Sûfî, Kitâb suwar al-kawâkib althâbita. Bologna, 3rd quarter of the 13th century.
Armillary Sphere in the Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial -Antonio Santucci ~1582
The constellation Draco from Hyginus ~1498
“This work helps chart, with numerous volvelles, the movements of the heavenly bodies by the methods of Regiomontanus. Published soon after the papal bull of 1586 forbidding astrology, Gallucci nonetheless asserts the importance of the rational, scientific investigation of the heavens.”
Giovanni Paolo Gallucci, Speculum Uranicum, Venice: Damianus Zenarus, 1593
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Supplément turc 242, detail of f. 14v (Cancer). Seyyid Mohammed b. Emir Hasan el-Suudî, Matâli’ al-sa’âdet. Istanbul, 1582.
Houses of Heaven ~Icelandic manuscript from the 1700s