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Moon drawing by Galileo, c 1610.

Galilei, Galileo

Moon drawing by Galileo, c 1610.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 32cm


Plate taken from the Venice edition of 'Sidereus Nuncius' (1610), a book of astronomical theory and observations, by Galileo Galilei (1564-1642). Galileo was an Italian astronomer and physicist, and an outstanding representative of the movement which transformed mediaeval natural philosophy into modern science.

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