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Re: VMs: Libra

Hello Nick,
Thank you for the references. Here are a few more samples collected while investigating Saggitarius. The first has a feel of the depictions as seen in the VMs, though I haven't tracked down the source.
Season's Greetings,
Dana Scott
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2003 9:22 AM
Subject: Re: VMs: Libra

Hi Dana,

At 01:30 24/12/2003 -0700, Dana Scott wrote:
>Great! Thanks. Very interesting. No doubt this will be hard to pin down.
>Here are a few more examples: <SNIP>

Another route to take might be to look at the (often circular?) designs
used for Libra (and Sagittarius, etc) on astronomical clocks from the 15th
Century (which is when they started spreading through Europe).

A quick search found astronomical clocks in Prague (though I think the
Orloj's calendar is modern), Rostock, Exeter Cathedral, etc (but no good
site listing them all) - I'm also unsure whether Giovanni de Dondi's
original astronomical clock in Padua (built between 1348 and 1362) had any
kind of ornamental zodiacal calendar at all.

Cheers, .....Nick Pelling.....

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