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Ptolemy, Alexandrian Greek astronomer and geographer, 1508. Artist: Unknown

Ptolemy, Alexandrian Greek astronomer and geographer, 1508. Artist: Unknown

1-152-356 - Ann Ronan Picture Library/Heritage-Images

Ptolemy, Alexandrian Greek astronomer and geographer, 1508. Ptolemy (Claudius of Ptolemaeus) (c100-c170 AD), using a quadrant to observe the Moon and stars. Urania, Muse of Astronomy, instructs him. An armillary sphere can be seen in the bottom left corner of the image. Ptolemy is shown wearing a crown as he is often confused with the Ptolemaic kings of Egypt. From Margarita Philosophica by Gregor Reisch. (Basel, 1508).


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  1. 000577
  1. 0390001301
  1. 1-152-356
  1. 1152356
  1. 1301
  1. 000577

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Pixel Dimensions (W x H) : 2922x3591
File Size : 30741kb

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Creator
  1. Unknown, attributed to: :
Subject
  1. Claudius Ptolemy: Greek: Astronomer, geographer, cartographer, mathematician
People Related
  1. Gregor Reisch: : Editor, monk, humanist
Medium
  1. Woodcut

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