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Re: Re: Sagittarius, was: VMs: Costamagna and abbreviation...
Thanks for the encouragement and for the woodblock
> Yes - I can't find it now but it was a woodblock
> "children of planets", a common topic in 15th/16th c.
> astrological art. But there was no Sagittarius with
> - it was a crossbow man who looked much like "our"
> (which makes a difference).
I found an intriguing astronomical reference to
Sagittarius where Argentinian astronomer Juan C.
"En los antiguos atlas celestes se lo representaba
como un centauro con una ballesta. "
("In the ancient celestial atlases it used to be depicted
as a centaurus with a crossbow.")
It is in fact that statement which got me searching for
such atlases - fascinating subject, by the way.
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