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Figura exhibens faciem et etc. No. 77
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Gerardi, G.
Place made: Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam
Date made: 1668
Materials: ink; laid paper; mounting
Measurements: 12 3/4 in x 7 1/2 in
Monochrome engraving depicting a star chart with both the component stars (with differing symbols corresponding to different magnitudes, and a legend thereof) and the figural representation of several constellations, including Cetus and "Pedes Andromeda" (Andromeda's feet), both of which are marked by pencilled-in arrows. Shows the progress of a 1661 comet across this region of the night sky. From the book "Theatrum Cometicum".