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Star Chart Collection

"Unlocking the Mysteries of the Cosmos

Background imageStar Chart Collection: A View of Geelong, 1856 (oil on canvas)

A View of Geelong, 1856 (oil on canvas)
7064112 A View of Geelong, 1856 (oil on canvas) by Guerard, Eugen von (1811-1901); 154.5x89 cm; Private Collection; Austrian, out of copyright

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Durers Celestial Globe, 1515

Durers Celestial Globe, 1515. This shows the northern hemisphere, and was prepared in conjunction with the astronomer Stabius

Background imageStar Chart Collection: The Constellations (Plate XXI) Capricorn and Aquarius, from A Celestial Atlas by Alexander Jamieson

The Constellations (Plate XXI) Capricorn and Aquarius, from A Celestial Atlas by Alexander Jamieson, pub. London 1822 (hand coloured engraving). Tenth and eleventh Sign of the Zodiac

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Seamless Astronomical Constellation Night Sky Pattern

Seamless Astronomical Constellation Night Sky Pattern
Simple, modern seamless astronomy patterned background with major star captions against a night sky and galaxy

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Modern Night Sky Constellation - Aquarius

Modern Night Sky Constellation - Aquarius
Simple, modern depiction of a celestial constellation on a navy backdrop. Aquarius is located near other water-related constellations: Cetus (the whale), Pisces (the fish)

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Sizes of the Planets

Sizes of the Planets
Vintage engraving showing the sizes of the planets, 1891

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Astronomical Chart - Southern Hemisphere

Astronomical Chart - Southern Hemisphere
Antique Astronomical Chart of the Southern Hemisphere from 1891

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Celestial Planisphere Showing the Signs of the Zodiac, from The Celestial Atlas

Celestial Planisphere Showing the Signs of the Zodiac, from The Celestial Atlas
XCF266010 Celestial Planisphere Showing the Signs of the Zodiac, from The Celestial Atlas, or The Harmony of the Universe (atlas coelestis seu harmonia macrocosmica) pub

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Sciathericon for determining time

Sciathericon for determining time
Sciathericon. Illustration entitled Sciathericon stellarum fixarum situm qualibet hora demonstrans, a device for showing time by reference to the fixed stars

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Volvelle to show how to find the time, in hours and minutes, in which the Moon reaches one of its

Volvelle to show how to find the time, in hours and minutes, in which the Moon reaches one of its aspects
7340909 Volvelle to show how to find the time, in hours and minutes, in which the Moon reaches one of its aspects. The disc is fixed and is read by a wire in the centre

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Leo Major and Leo Minor, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )

Leo Major and Leo Minor, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )
7340886 Leo Major and Leo Minor, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue ) by Hall, Sydney (fl.1826); 20.3x14 cm; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: Sidney Hall Plate 20)

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Cepheus, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )

Cepheus, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )
7340875 Cepheus, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue ) by Hall, Sydney (fl.1826); 20.3x14 cm; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: Sidney Hall Plate 4)

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Cassiopeia, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )

Cassiopeia, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )
7340874 Cassiopeia, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue ) by Hall, Sydney (fl.1826); 20.3x14 cm; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: Sidney Hall Plate 3)

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Camelopadalis, Tarandus and Custos Messium, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )

Camelopadalis, Tarandus and Custos Messium, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )
7340873 Camelopadalis, Tarandus and Custos Messium, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue ) by Hall, Sydney (fl.1826); 20.3x14 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Urania's Mirror or a View of the Heavens (Constellation cards), c.1825 (card, paper, tissue)

Urania's Mirror or a View of the Heavens (Constellation cards), c.1825 (card, paper, tissue)
7340871 Urania's Mirror or a View of the Heavens (Constellation cards), c.1825 (card, paper, tissue) by Hall, Sydney (fl.1826); National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Box lid)

Background imageStar Chart Collection: The celestial planisphere or transparent star director, c.1850 (card, paper, tissue)

The celestial planisphere or transparent star director, c.1850 (card, paper, tissue)
7340555 The celestial planisphere or transparent star director, c.1850 (card, paper, tissue) by British School, (19th century); 34.5x34.5 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Bootes Canes Venatici, Coma Berenices and Quadrans Muralis, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue)

Bootes Canes Venatici, Coma Berenices and Quadrans Muralis, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue)
7339260 Bootes Canes Venatici, Coma Berenices and Quadrans Muralis, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue) by Hall, Sydney (fl.1826); 38.5x37.3x33.4 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Planetarium, c.1825 (brass, glass, gilt brass, enamel, engraved)

Planetarium, c.1825 (brass, glass, gilt brass, enamel, engraved)
7339249 Planetarium, c.1825 (brass, glass, gilt brass, enamel, engraved) by Unknown Artist, (19th century); 28x17 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Volvelle illustrating the magnitude, start time and duration of eclipses

Volvelle illustrating the magnitude, start time and duration of eclipses, 1540 (hand-coloured engraving)
7340904 Volvelle illustrating the magnitude, start time and duration of eclipses, 1540 (hand-coloured engraving) by Apianus, Petrus (1495-1552); National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Volvelle giving the rules for predicting solar and lunar eclipses

Volvelle giving the rules for predicting solar and lunar eclipses. One of the volvelles features a dragon with multiple
7340903 Volvelle giving the rules for predicting solar and lunar eclipses. One of the volvelles features a dragon with multiple heads and a partial solar eclipse

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Monoceros, Canis Minor and Atelier Typographique, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )

Monoceros, Canis Minor and Atelier Typographique, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )
7340894 Monoceros, Canis Minor and Atelier Typographique, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue ) by Hall, Sydney (fl.1826); 20.3x14 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Pisces, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )

Pisces, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )
7340892 Pisces, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue ) by Hall, Sydney (fl.1826); 20.3x14 cm; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: Sidney Hall Plate 27)

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Capricornus, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )

Capricornus, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )
7340890 Capricornus, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue ) by Hall, Sydney (fl.1826); 20.3x14 cm; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: Sidney Hall Plate 25)

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Cancer, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )

Cancer, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )
7340885 Cancer, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue ) by Hall, Sydney (fl.1826); 20.3x14 cm; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: Sidney Hall Plate 19)

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Delphinus, Sagitta, Aquila and Antinous, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue)

Delphinus, Sagitta, Aquila and Antinous, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue)
7340881 Delphinus, Sagitta, Aquila and Antinous, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue) by Hall, Sydney (fl.1826); 20.3x14 cm; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: Sidney Hall Plate 13)

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Gloria Frederich, Andromeda and Triangula, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )

Gloria Frederich, Andromeda and Triangula, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )
7340876 Gloria Frederich, Andromeda and Triangula, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue ) by Hall, Sydney (fl.1826); 20.3x14 cm; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: Sidney Hall Plate 5)

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Chart of the Heavens for the Latitude of London, Urania's Mirror or a View of the Heavens

Chart of the Heavens for the Latitude of London, Urania's Mirror or a View of the Heavens, c.1825 (card, paper)
7340086 Chart of the Heavens for the Latitude of London, Urania's Mirror or a View of the Heavens, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue, engraving) by Hall

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Formerly called Nevil Maskelyne, Astronomer Royal (1732-1811), 1779 (oil painting)

Formerly called Nevil Maskelyne, Astronomer Royal (1732-1811), 1779 (oil painting)
7337966 Formerly called Nevil Maskelyne, Astronomer Royal (1732-1811), 1779 (oil painting) by Downman, John (c.1750-1824); 91.4x71.1 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Pair of maps of the Northern and Southern Celestial Hemispheres, 17th century (engraving)

Pair of maps of the Northern and Southern Celestial Hemispheres, 17th century (engraving)
7337557 Pair of maps of the Northern and Southern Celestial Hemispheres, 17th century (engraving) by Durer or Duerer, Albrecht (1471-1528); National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Volvelle giving the rules for predicting solar and lunar eclipses, 1540 (hand-coloured engraving)

Volvelle giving the rules for predicting solar and lunar eclipses, 1540 (hand-coloured engraving)
7340906 Volvelle giving the rules for predicting solar and lunar eclipses, 1540 (hand-coloured engraving) by Apianus, Petrus (1495-1552); National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Female American mathematician and astronomer at work, at the Paris Observatory, 1850

Female American mathematician and astronomer at work, at the Paris Observatory, 1850
3478832 Female American mathematician and astronomer at work, at the Paris Observatory, 1850; (add.info.: Miss Klumpke an American mathematician and astronomer at work on the Carte du Ciel)

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Astronomical glass plate slide of Annular Nebular in Lyra (glass negative)

Astronomical glass plate slide of Annular Nebular in Lyra (glass negative)
7342379 Astronomical glass plate slide of Annular Nebular in Lyra (glass negative) by Plaskett, John Stanley (1865-1941); National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: J.S)

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Astrolabe: detail obverse, c.1552 (bronze)

Astrolabe: detail obverse, c.1552 (bronze)
7339275 Astrolabe: detail obverse, c.1552 (bronze) by Gemini, Thomas (c.1515-62) & Sutton, Henry (c.1624-65); 35.2x0 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Canis Major. Lepus, Columba Noachi & Cela Sculptoris, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )

Canis Major. Lepus, Columba Noachi & Cela Sculptoris, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )
7339148 Canis Major. Lepus, Columba Noachi & Cela Sculptoris, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue ) by Hall, Sydney (fl.1826); 20.3x14 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Chart of the heavens (backlit), 1846-60 (engraving)

Chart of the heavens (backlit), 1846-60 (engraving)
7340570 Chart of the heavens (backlit), 1846-60 (engraving) by Reynolds, James (fl.c.1846-60); 29.2x23.5 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageStar Chart Collection: An Astronomical and Cronological Clock showing all the Most Usefull Parts of an Almanack (engraving)

An Astronomical and Cronological Clock showing all the Most Usefull Parts of an Almanack (engraving)
7341587 An Astronomical and Cronological Clock showing all the Most Usefull Parts of an Almanack (engraving) by Naylor, John (fl.c.1725-52); 37.8x38 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Atlas coelestis, 1753 (print)

Atlas coelestis, 1753 (print)
7340754 Atlas coelestis, 1753 (print) by Thornhill, James (1675-1734) (after); National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: John Flamsteed Constellation of Cetus (the whale)

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Volvelle giving the rules for predicting solar and lunar eclipses, 1540 (hand-coloured engraving)

Volvelle giving the rules for predicting solar and lunar eclipses, 1540 (hand-coloured engraving)
7340908 Volvelle giving the rules for predicting solar and lunar eclipses, 1540 (hand-coloured engraving) by Apianus, Petrus (1495-1552); National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Ursa Major, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue)

Ursa Major, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue)
7340878 Ursa Major, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue) by Hall, Sydney (fl.1826); 20.3x14 cm; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: Sidney Hall Plate 9)

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Draco and Ursa Minor, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )

Draco and Ursa Minor, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )
7340872 Draco and Ursa Minor, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue ) by Hall, Sydney (fl.1826); 20.3x14 cm; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: Sidney Hall Plate 1)

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Sir William Herschel (1738-1822), c.1795 (oil on panel)

Sir William Herschel (1738-1822), c.1795 (oil on panel)
7337932 Sir William Herschel (1738-1822), c.1795 (oil on panel) by Russell, John (1745-1806); 36.3x31x8 cm; National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Pair of maps of the Northern and Southern Celestial Hemispheres, 17th century (engraving)

Pair of maps of the Northern and Southern Celestial Hemispheres, 17th century (engraving)
7337556 Pair of maps of the Northern and Southern Celestial Hemispheres, 17th century (engraving) by Durer or Duerer, Albrecht (1471-1528); National Maritime Museum, London

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Aquarius, Pisces Australis and Ballon Aerostatique, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue)

Aquarius, Pisces Australis and Ballon Aerostatique, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue)
7340891 Aquarius, Pisces Australis and Ballon Aerostatique, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue) by Hall, Sydney (fl.1826); National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: Sidney Hall Plate 26)

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Scorpio, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )

Scorpio, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )
7340889 Scorpio, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue ) by Hall, Sydney (fl.1826); 20.3x14 cm; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: Sidney Hall Plate 23)

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Libra, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )

Libra, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )
7340888 Libra, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue ) by Hall, Sydney (fl.1826); 20.3x14 cm; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: Sidney Hall Plate 22)

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Virgo, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )

Virgo, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )
7340887 Virgo, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue ) by Hall, Sydney (fl.1826); 20.3x14 cm; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: Sidney Hall Plate 21)

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Pegasus and Equuleus, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue)

Pegasus and Equuleus, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue)
7340882 Pegasus and Equuleus, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue) by Hall, Sydney (fl.1826); 20.3x14 cm; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: Sidney Hall Plate 15)

Background imageStar Chart Collection: Systeme de Copernic, 1761 (engraving)

Systeme de Copernic, 1761 (engraving)
7340112 Systeme de Copernic, 1761 (engraving) by Desnos, Louis-Charles (c.1725-c.1800); 55.2x39.1 cm; National Maritime Museum, London



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"Unlocking the Mysteries of the Cosmos: Exploring the Fascinating World of Star Charts" Embark on a celestial journey with "The Constellations (Plate XXI) Capricorn and Aquarius, from A Celestial Atlas by Alexander Jamieson, " as your guide. This intricate star chart takes you through the captivating constellations that have fascinated humanity for centuries. "Durer's Celestial Globe, 1515" offers a glimpse into the past, showcasing how our ancestors perceived and understood the night sky. The seamless astronomical constellation night sky pattern immerses us in a mesmerizing tapestry of stars, connecting us to ancient civilizations who relied on these patterns for navigation and storytelling. Step into modernity with "Modern Night Sky Constellation - Aquarius, " where traditional knowledge meets contemporary design. Explore sizes of planets and an astronomical chart specifically tailored to the Southern Hemisphere, expanding our understanding of our place in this vast universe. "The Celestial Planisphere Showing the Signs of Zodiac" invites us to explore astrology's influence on celestial mapping. Delve deeper into timekeeping with "Sciathericon for determining time, " revealing how humans have long sought to measure their days using cosmic cues. Marvel at mythical creatures like Centaur constellation or enjoy simplicity with "Simple, modern depiction of a celestial constellation - Virgo. " These depictions remind us that stargazing is not just about science but also imagination and wonderment. Immerse yourself in awe-inspiring beauty with "Modern Night Sky Constellation - Canis Major. " Let its ethereal charm transport you beyond earthly boundaries as you contemplate humanity's place among distant stars. Finally, take inspiration from history with "Victorian Astronomy Chart. " Witness how generations before us marveled at these same constellations while pushing scientific boundaries further than ever before. Intricate yet accessible, historical yet forward-thinking – they are gateways to unlocking mysteries hidden within the night sky.