Giovanni Paolo Gallucci, Theatrum mundi, et temporis
Gallucci's Theatrum mundi, et temporis, published in Venice in 1588, presents the forty-eight maps of the ptolemaic constellations and shows a beautiful collection of mythologic figures. The star positions are taken from the Copernicus' catalog.
This book is considered the first modern celestial atlas because in its maps Gallucci used a coordinate system and a trapezoidal system of projection that allow the accurate determination of the star positions.
Leo in Gallucci's book (Bibl. del Dip. di Astronomia di Bologna)
A cd-rom for a deeper view
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