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Series of pictures of constellations
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Stopendaal, B.
Place made: Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam
Date made: 1668
Materials: ink; laid paper; mounting
Measurements: 12 in x 7 1/4 in
Monochrome engraving divided into 12 small frames, of which 11 depict parts of star chart with both the component stars (with differing symbols corresponding to different magnitudes) and the figural representation of several constellations. Each shows the progress of a comet across that area of the night sky. One of the small frames depicts a town with houses, trees, and fences at night, with a double crescent moon and many stars above it. From the book "Theatrum Cometicum".