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Planisphærium (or Tabula) Bianchini.

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection


Dates / Origin
Date Created: 179-
Date Issued: 1822
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Divination -- Rome
Astrology -- Egypt
Fortune-telling -- Rome
Content: Original is made of marble and probably served as a board on which dice were thrown to cast horoscopes. Symbols of the planets form the outer circle, with Egyptian deities standing for star clusters called "decans" on the ring just inside. An inscription in Greek is on the black ribbon, and symbols of the Zodiac fill the center three bands.
Source note: From
Physical Description
Extent: 1 print : b ; 25 x 19 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Dynix: 2156370
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17261931
Barcode: 33333159470570
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 76503350-c565-012f-564d-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1790: Created (Approximate)
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Planisphærium (or Tabula) Bianchini." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 179 - 1822. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-d3cd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Planisphærium (or Tabula) Bianchini." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 25, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-d3cd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (179 - 1822). Planisphærium (or Tabula) Bianchini. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-d3cd-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Planisphærium  (or Tabula) Bianchini.