Ptolemy Ptolémée

Ptolemaeus

2nd Century A.D. - IIe siècle après J.C.

Iconography of Ptolemy's Portrait
Iconographie du portrait de Ptolémée

1651 Riccioli

G.B. Riccioli, Almagestum Novum (1651).

"Cl Ptolem". "Erigor cum Corrigar"

"The image portrays Urania, the muse of astronomy, weighing up the rival systems of Copernicus, in which the earth moves round the sun, and Riccioli himself, in which the earth remains stationary at the center of the universe. The older system of Ptolemy has already been discarded and lies on the ground alongside." (Unilab, CalTech)

 

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Unilab (CalTech), Was There a Scientific Revolution?, California Institute of Technology.
 
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Ptolemy Ptolémée

Ptolemaeus

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