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Re: [thefixedstars] Charts

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  • Mark Andrew Holmes
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    Message 1 of 12 , Nov 30, 2006
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      --- Derek Reveres <l_awake_l@...> wrote:

      >
      > 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
      > draw.
      > To the best of my knowledge, the Babylonians did not
      > interpret planetary
      > positions, so their "charts" would have been stars,
      > comets, etc.


      Thanks.


      Mark A. Holmes


      >
      > >From: Mark Andrew Holmes <mahtezcatpoc@...>
      > >Reply-To: thefixedstars@yahoogroups.com
      > >To: thefixedstars@yahoogroups.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
      > the
      > > > years, What did a
      > > > babylonian chart look like? what about Golden
      > Age
      > > > Greece or Egypt? who
      > > > started with the hanky chart? when did the wheel
      > get
      > > > popular? etc.
      > > >
      > > > since there are a lot of ancient star junkies on
      > the
      > > > 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
      > manuscripts,
      > >all the ones I've looked at (in volumes by Vettius
      > >Valens, Mashallah, and Guido Bonatti) are pretty
      > much
      > >square. I'm looking at a chart in Bonatti's *Liber
      > >Astronomiae* that's a square inside a diamond
      > inside
      > >another square, everything outside the inner square
      > >compartmentalized into triangles and labeled with
      > sign
      > >glyphs.
      > >
      > >I suppose if Bonatti or one of these other ancients
      > >had wanted to add a fixed star they would
      > have...what?
      > >written its name below the planet it aspected?




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