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Planisphærium  (or Tabula) Bianchini.

Image ID: 836011

Planisphærium (or Tabula) Bianchini. (179-)

Image Details

Image Title

:  Planisphærium (or Tabula) Bianchini.

Published Date

: 1822

Created Date

: 179-

Specific Material Type

: prints

Item Physical Description

: 1 print : b&w ; 25 x 19 cm.


: Original is made of marble and probably served as a board on which dice were thrown to cast horoscopes. Symbols of the planets form the outer circle, with Egyptian deities standing for star clusters called "decans" on the ring just inside. An inscription in Greek is on the black ribbon, and symbols of the Zodiac fill the center three bands.

Original Source

: From Origine de tous les cultes, ou religion universelle, par Dupuis. (Paris E. Babeuf 1822) Dupuis (1742-1809), Author.


: Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection / Zodiac


: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Digital ID

: 836011

Record ID

: 1044966

Digital Item Published

: 2-4-2008; updated 3-25-2011

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