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Theorica eclipsis lunaris
Theorica eclipsis solaris
Diagrams showing lunar and solar eclipses.
Original image in: Sacro Bosco, Joannes de, active 1230. Sphaera mundi (Venice : Bonetus Locatellus for Octavianus Scotus, 4 Oct. 1490), leaf 42r. 1f 7 1490 (Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia)
Sphaera mundi was originally composed in the 13th century by Joannes de Sacro Bosco, a 13th century mathematician and astronomer, also known as John Holywood. The work deals with the shape and apparent movement of the earth and other heavenly bodies and was the single most influential astronomy text for centuries.
Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
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1 print : color woodcut
21 x 14 cm
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