Coma Berenices

Illustration

Branko van Oppen
by Harvard University
published on 21 May 2019
Coma Berenices

On this celestial globe, made by the Flemish cartographer Gerard Mercator (Louvain, 1551), the Coma Berenices (here called “Cincinnus”) is shown between the constellations Boötes (“Bubulcus”) and Virgo; the globe projects the constellations from the outside perspective (in reverse position from what is seen from earth).

Photograph courtesy of the Harvard Map Collection, Harvard College Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

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