--- Derek Reveres <l_awake_l@...
> I've seen some medieval charts that were in this
> square-diamond-square shape
> as well. I think a lot of it has to do with it
> being easier and quicker to
> To the best of my knowledge, the Babylonians did not
> interpret planetary
> positions, so their "charts" would have been stars,
> comets, etc.
Mark A. Holmes
> >From: Mark Andrew Holmes <mahtezcatpoc@...>
> >Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >To: email@example.com
> >Subject: Re: [thefixedstars] Charts
> >Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2006 18:17:07 -0800 (PST)
> >--- msbhavens1 <msbhavens1@...> wrote:
> > >
> > > I'm wondering about different chart styles over
> > > years, What did a
> > > babylonian chart look like? what about Golden
> > > Greece or Egypt? who
> > > started with the hanky chart? when did the wheel
> > > popular? etc.
> > >
> > > since there are a lot of ancient star junkies on
> > > list I was hoping
> > > that someone might know of some good web type
> > > examples of some of
> > > these differences?
> > >
> > > thanks, MissB
> >I've got some translations from Project Hindsight,
> >some of which contain charts. Assuming those are
> >accurate reproductions from the original
> >all the ones I've looked at (in volumes by Vettius
> >Valens, Mashallah, and Guido Bonatti) are pretty
> >square. I'm looking at a chart in Bonatti's *Liber
> >Astronomiae* that's a square inside a diamond
> >another square, everything outside the inner square
> >compartmentalized into triangles and labeled with
> >I suppose if Bonatti or one of these other ancients
> >had wanted to add a fixed star they would
> >written its name below the planet it aspected?
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