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Rooftop observatory and the zodiac, c 1740s.

Pints, G I

Rooftop observatory and the zodiac, c 1740s.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm


Engraving by I G Pints. Plate 540 from an illustrated Bible with text in Latin and German, showing men using astronomical instruments on a rooftop observatory. A view of a mountain landscape is shown and in the sky are the signs of the zodiac. An ornate frame topped with finials of sundials surrounds the scene.

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