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Figura faciem ac situm etc... No. 81
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Gerardi, G.
Place made: Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam
Date made: 1668
Materials: ink; paper; mounting
Measurements: 8 1/4 in x 10 3/4 in
Monochrome star chart, with illustrations of the constellations made up by these stars, including the whale Cetus. The path of a comet is shown along the horizontal. Artist attributions below the image; title above: "Figura faciem ac situm immobilem illum referens -- notabilis illius cometae CCLXI A. C. 1264. No. 81."