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Re: Jakob BARSCHIUS, German astronomer
I found this reference. It shows a completely different spelling.
(Jakob Bartsch rather than Jakob Barschius).
"Monoceros is usually associated with the unicorn, but the constellation is
This constellation first appeared in 1613, on a celestial globe designed by
the Dutch theologian Petrus Plancius.
Jakob Bartsch, a German mathematician, brought the constellation into
general use on his star charts in 1624."
Jorge Stolfi wrote:
> By the Middle Ages in Europe, the symbolism of the unicorn became
> shrouded in mystery. It was not widely recognized or listed in
> European star atlases until 1624 by German mathematician
> Jakob BARSCHIUS.