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Artist: Johann Bayer (1572-1625)
Title: Uranometria - Aquila
Method: Copper-line engraving with later hand-colouring
Size: 550mm by 650mm (frame)
Id Number: 03724
Description: Depicts Zeus as an eagle and Ganymede.
From Bayer’s landmark atlas of the stars Uranometria, initially published in 1603, this edition 1661. This series is famous for the beauty of its engravings and the accuracy of the charts, each plate has a carefully engraved grid, so that star positions can be read off to fractions of a degree.
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