High-quality reproduction (dimensions: 30 Χ 22,5 cm or 80 Χ 60 cm) from the publication of the German astronomer Johann Elert Bode Uranographia sive Astrorum descriptio, Berlin 1801
Map number: 4 of 6 (Plate ΧΙV)
The map is accompanied by a bilingual e-book with detailed texts on the representation of zodiacal signs, constellations and stars, and their history, mythology and nomenclature (Greek text: Dr Stratos Theodossiou, English translation: Dr Vassilios N. Manimanis, astrophysicists).
The zodiacal constellations of Libra and Virgo: The fourth of the six plates that correspond to six coloured star maps of the Uranographia (with two zodiacal constellations in each plate).
Everyone is familiar with the constellations of the zodiac: Aries, Pisces, Gemini, Taurus, Leo, Cancer, Libra, Virgo, Sagittarius, Scorpio, Aquarius and Capricorn. Yet how do they relate to the Pleiades, Antinous, Musca, Hydra, Orion, the Altar and such scientific instruments as the Sextant, the Telescope, the Ruler, the Hot Air Balloon and the Microscope, as well as the constellations that are no longer recognised? Our guide to this fascinating universe is a collector’s edition of the six maps of the Uranographia, with the twelve constellations.