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https://flic.kr/p/jrGQZJ | Untitled | This set includes images of a set of astronomical playing cards printed in England in the late seventeenth century. They were produced by Joseph Moxon (1627-1691), a printer of scientific and mathematical texts who was the royal Hydrographer of Charles II. In 1676 Moxon printed a manual to accompany the cards: The Use of the Astronomical Playing Cards, Teaching any Ordinary Capacity by them to be acquainted with all the Stars in the Heaven, Colour…

This set includes images of a set of astronomical playing cards printed in England in the late seventeenth century. They were produced by Joseph Moxon (1627-1691), a printer of scientific and mathematical texts who was the royal Hydrographer of Charles II. In 1676 Moxon printed a manual to accompany the cards: The Use of the Astronomical Playing Cards, Teaching any Ordinary Capacity by them to be acquainted with all the Stars in the Heaven, Colour, Nature, and Bigness. These cards – an…

cat face ornament Nicolaus de Lyra super Bibliam, Italy ca. 1402. Manchester, John Rylands University Library, Latin MS 29, fol. 252v

From a set of astronomical playing cards printed in England in the late seventeenth century. They were produced by Joseph Moxon (1627-1691), a printer of scientific and mathematical texts who was the royal Hydrographer of Charles II.

STUDIES OF A DRAGON, CA. 1560–1600 Recto: two winged snake-like dragons and six heads of each are shown. Verso: two men on horseback in classical armor, fleeing from a burning castle in Romanesque style. https://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18359167/