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Choose from 763 pictures in our Northern collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

Map of the world, 1660 Featured Print

Map of the world, 1660

17th century map of the world. Published in Amsterdam in 1660, this map by the Dutch cartographer Frederick de Witt (1630-1706) shows the expanding exploration of the known world. The map divides the Earth into a western and eastern hemisphere. In the upper corners are the constellations of the northern and southern celestial poles, with the geographical poles in the lower corners. Above and below the hemispheres are the Aristotlean elements of Air, Fire, Earth and Water. At upper centre is the Sun, with the Earth orbiting on an ecliptic ring of zodaical symbols. At lower centre, Ptolemy's geocentric cosmology (left) is contrasted with the heliocentric Copernican cosmology (right)

© Library Of Congress, Geography And Map Division/Science Photo Library

Cygnus and Lyra constellations Featured Print

Cygnus and Lyra constellations

Cygnus and Lyra constellations. Cygnus, the swan, is at centre left, with Lyra, the lyre, at centreright. The brightest star is Cygnus is Deneb(Alpha Cygni, upper left). This is one of the mostpowerful stars known, and is one of the brighteststars in the night sky despite its great distanceof over 3000 light years. The brightest star inLyra is Vega (Alpha Lyrae). This is the fifthbrightest star in the night sky but is far closerthan Deneb, at just 26 light years. Cygnus followsthe path of the Milky Way from top left to bottomright. The Milky Way in this region is studdedwith nebulae (red), star clusters and dark dustclouds

© Eckhard Slawik/Science Photo Library

Planisphere with constellations, 1540 Featured Print

Planisphere with constellations, 1540

Planisphere with constellations. This planisphere is from the astronomical atlas Astronomicum Caesareum (1540) by the German printer Petrus Apianus (1495-1552). This atlas was notable for its highly intricate wheel charts (volvelles), of which this planisphere is an example. A volvelle involves several layers of paper placed over each other, which are then rotated to produce the desired result. In this case, to show the appearance of the night sky for a given latitude, time and date. The constellations are represented by artworks of the mythical people and creatures for whom they are named. This view is centred on the Northern Celestial Pole, but extends into the southern hemisphere as well

© Royal Astronomical Society/Science Photo Library