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dc.creatorHyginus
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-19T18:58:54Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-19T18:58:54Z
dc.date.issued 1517
dc.identifier.citation Hyginus. "De mundi et sphaerae ac utriusque partium declaratione : cum planetis et variis signis historiatis.." (1517) Rice University: https://hdl.handle.net/1911/78831.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/78831
dc.description Page image from bound volume which has the following bibliographic description: 96 unnumbered pages : illustrations (woodcuts) ; 22 cm
dc.description.abstract The Poeticon Astronomicon is the first printed representation of the constellations, signs of the zodiac, and the planets. The authorship of the book is attributed to Hyginus, who may have been a Latin didactic poet living sometime before 207 A.D. The order of the constellations follow that of Ptolemy’s Almagest indicating that Hyginus may have written in the second century A.D. Published in Venice in 1517 by Melchior Sessa and Pietro Ravani. The binding is 19th century calfskin ruled in gold. This volume contains 48 woodcuts and a full-page woodcut title page.
dc.publisher Rice University
dc.rights This material is in the public domain and may be freely used.
dc.subjectAstronomy--Early works to 1800
dc.title De mundi et sphaerae ac utriusque partium declaratione : cum planetis et variis signis historiatis.
dc.digitization.specifications Images were captured using the Epson Perfection 1670 PHOTO or Epson Expression 10000XL flatbed scanner and Epson Scan software. Master Tiff images were scanned at 24-bit color, 400 ppi. Derivative files are PDF for text and JPG & JPEG2000 for images.
dc.date.digital 2013
dc.source.collection This volume forms part of the Woodson Research Center's History of Science book collection. Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.
dc.identifier.original QB22 .H9 1517
dc.identifier.digital wrc03887
dc.type.genre Book
dc.type.dcmi Image
dcterms.accessRights public domain


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