Celestial Atlas: A Journey in the Sky Through Maps
Travel across the celestial skies courtesy of the most stunning star atlases ever created during three centuries of mapmaking.
Featuring splendid illustrations of the most famous, rare, and impressive star atlases ever realized from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, this gorgeous book leads you on a journey through the constellations. Find out about the work of history’s great astronomers, their sometimes-fantastic interpretations of extraterrestrial phenomena, and how our knowledge of the universe evolved. Merging art and scientific knowledge, Celestial Atlas gives us a fascinating glimpse into the past.
Details: 10.9 x 1 x 12.5 inches. Hardcover. 208 pages.
About the Author
Elena Percivaldi is a medieval historian and essay writer whose articles have appeared in major history magazines, including BBC History. She runs the history, art, and archaeology newsletter “Storie & Archeostorie,” is on the Scientific Committee of Medioevo Italiano magazine, and has taught classes in history and communication at the Università degli Studi di Ferrara.