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A Russian celestial chart showing Perseus holding the head of Medusa..

Constellations in Bronze

Posted by: Cynthia Smith

Above is an image of the constellation Perseus holding the head of Medusa, famous for her serpentine hair.  This chart is from a Russian celestial atlas published in 1829.  I became aware of this unusual atlas while searching for new acquisitions for the collections of Geography and Map Division.  This led me to learn more …