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Geomantie Volvelle:

Geomantie manuscript commissioned by Ottheinrich which was completed between 1552 and 1557 (calligraphy by Heinrich Rüdinger and illumination by Albrecht Glockendon [attributed]). It's title is 'Geomantie' (Geomancy) - Codex Palatinus 833 Germanicus.

Ptolemaic orbits forming an armillary sphere,  Andreas Cellarius, Harmonia Macrocosmica, 1661.

Ptolemaic orbits forming an armillary sphere, Andreas Cellarius, Harmonia Macrocosmica, 1661

1677 map of Bohemia

Rose Shaped Map of Bohemia, 1677 - “A map that shows Bohemia as a stylised Hapsburg rose. The stem firmly connects the flowering Bohemian rose to the fertile soil of Vienna, the Habsburg’s political centre. ( via Retronaut )

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Map Of Israel Note that "palestine" is a name given by the Romans after they defeated tje Judean revolt. the name has NOTHING to do with the Arabs of today who call themselves "palestinians", who came from the Arabian peninsula as invading conquerors)

World map of the Dutch explorer, cartographer, astronomer and painter Johannes Ruysch published in 1507. Ruysch's work is the second oldest known printed map showing the New World

World map of the Dutch explorer, cartographer, astronomer and painter Johannes Ruysch published in Ruysch's work is the second oldest known printed map showing the New World.

Zodiac and Planets Circling Earth Sacrobosco, Sphaera Mundi, 15th-c.

Zodiac and Planets Circling Earth Sacrobosco, Sphaera Mundi, The Pierpont Morgan Library, NY, MS.

Volvelles (think "early analog computers made of rotating paper parts") most often were found in books on astronomy (the volvelle depicted below is from Astronomicum Caesareum by Petrus Apianus, 1540):

Volvelles (think "early analog computers made of rotating paper parts") most often were found in books on astronomy (the volvelle depicted is from Astronomicum Caesareum by Petrus Apianus,

Woodcut From Harmann Schedel Liber Chronicarum Nuremberg

God and his angels preside over the cosmic spheres - late century woodcut.

Chronoscopium Encyclicum. A Baroque period wheel chart (volvelle) published in Specula Physico-Mathematico-Historica, an encyclopedia of science. When constructed as a wheel chart, the concentric circles would be independently rotated to indicate hours, days, and months for specific events. In the four corners are quotes concerning the four seasons, while the quotes at bottom left and right are from the Roman poets Ovid and Gallus. Johann Zahn, 1695.

A Baroque period wheel chart (volvelle) published in…

modernizor:  Astronomy An Eclipse of the Sun and Moon Benjamin Martin for the General Magazine of Arts & Sciences 1755 via www.pastpages.co.uk  this be some cool shit

Astronomy An Eclipse of the Sun and Moon Benjamin Martin for the General Magazine of Arts & Sciences 1755