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By Nick Kanas

The wonder and awe generated via the celestial void captures our mind's eye and delights our aesthetic feel. Antiquarian map societies are prospering, and celestial maps are actually seen as a uniqueness of map accumulating. This publication strains the background of celestial cartography and relates this historical past to the altering principles of man's position within the universe and to advances in map-making. photos from genuine antiquarian celestial atlases and prints, many formerly unpublished, enhance the textual content. The publication describes the improvement and relationships among diverse sky maps and atlases in addition to demonstrating modern cosmological rules, constellation representations, and cartographic advances.

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