Thursday, July 20, 2006

Some Stellar Cartography

You would think I would have found this resource before now, especially considering the name of my blog...

One of my previous employers has posted a collection of images and artwork from their collection of rare books. This collection features a number of famous astronomical atlases, such as the 1603 and 1661 editions of Bayer's Uranometria, as well at the Atlas céleste de Flamstéed.

There are high resolution images available from each of the volumes online, which are very nicely executed. If you are a fan of early cartographic artwork, you will enjoy exploring this collection!

via United States Naval Observatory website