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Star Map Collection

"Unveiling the Mysteries of the Cosmos: Exploring the Star Map" Embark on a celestial journey through time and space with the mesmerizing star map

Background imageStar Map 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 Map Collection: Ursa Major constellation, Bode Star Atlas

Ursa Major constellation, Bode Star Atlas
Ursa Major constellation. This star map shows the northern hemisphere constellation of Ursa Major (the Great Bear) as published by the German astronomer Johann Elert Bode (1747-1826) in 1805

Background imageStar Map Collection: Hydra constellations, 1829 C016 / 4412

Hydra constellations, 1829 C016 / 4412
Hydra constellations. 19th-century map of stars and constellations from the celestial atlas Sozviezdiia Predstavlennyia na XXX Tablitsakh (1829) by Kornelius Reissig

Background imageStar Map Collection: Star map, 1805

Star map, 1805
Star map, 19th century. This star map shows the stars of the northern hemisphere. It was published by the German astronomer Johann Elert Bode (1747- 1826), in 1805

Background imageStar Map Collection: Ursa Major constellation, 1829 C016 / 4387

Ursa Major constellation, 1829 C016 / 4387
Ursa Major constellation. 19th-century map of stars and constellations from the celestial atlas Sozviezdiia Predstavlennyia na XXX Tablitsakh (1829) by Kornelius Reissig

Background imageStar Map Collection: Uranographia constellations, 1801 C013 / 8953

Uranographia constellations, 1801 C013 / 8953
Uranographia constellations. This page of this star atlas shows Northern Hemisphere constellations. The constellations are groupings of stars in the night sky

Background imageStar Map Collection: Historical artwork of the constellation of Taurus

Historical artwork of the constellation of Taurus
Taurus. Coloured historical artwork of the constellation of Taurus. The constellation is depicted as a bull charging at the shield of Orion, below the Bull to his left

Background imageStar Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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 Map 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

Background imageStar Map Collection: Taurus, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )

Taurus, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue )
7340884 Taurus, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue ) by Hall, Sydney (fl.1826); 20.3x14 cm; National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: Sidney Hall Plate 17)

Background imageStar Map Collection: Sagittarius and Corona Australis. Microscopium and Telescopium. c.1825 (card, paper, tissue)

Sagittarius and Corona Australis. Microscopium and Telescopium. c.1825 (card, paper, tissue)
7340083 Sagittarius and Corona Australis. Microscopium and Telescopium. c.1825 (card, paper, tissue) by Hall, Sydney (fl.1826); National Maritime Museum, London



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"Unveiling the Mysteries of the Cosmos: Exploring the Star Map" Embark on a celestial journey through time and space with the mesmerizing star map. Dating back to 1805, this intricate guide unveils the wonders of our universe, starting with the majestic Ursa Major constellation. As you trace its familiar shape, let your imagination soar among its twinkling stars. The Bode Star Atlas, an astronomical masterpiece from 1829, takes us deeper into cosmic exploration. It introduces us to Hydra constellations C016/4412 and C016/4387, unveiling their hidden secrets amidst a sea of shimmering lights. Moving forward in history, we encounter a captivating celestial chart from an engraving depicting autumn's beauty adorned by zodiac signs and stellar positions. This artwork reminds us of our connection to the cosmos and how it influences our lives. Artistic expressions also find their place within this vast expanse. "Lenin a Razliv, " painted by Arkady Alexandrovich Rylov in 1934, captures both earthly landscapes and heavenly bodies merging seamlessly together—a testament to humanity's fascination with both nature and outer space. Delving further into artistic interpretations are "Three Kings: The tree of life" and "Three Kings, " undated gouache paintings on paper that evoke a sense of wonderment at the interconnectedness between all living beings under one universal sky. But it is not only artists who have been captivated by these celestial wonders; scientists too have dedicated themselves to unraveling their mysteries. In awe-inspiring lithographs such as "Splendid solar spectacles visible from the moon, " we witness groundbreaking discoveries made possible through tireless astronomical research. As we gaze upon Andreas Cellarius' etching from 1661 titled "Sky map and description of Venus and Mercury, " we are reminded that throughout history humans have sought knowledge about neighboring planets—eagerly exploring what lies beyond our own world.