Science Art: Planisphæri cœleste, by Frederik de Wit, 17th century

Frederik de Wit, Planisphæri cœleste, 17th century
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Frederik de Wit was a Dutch cartographer of the 1600s, a time when the Dutch were using maps like never before.

Luckily for us, he took some time out from his charting of faraway lands to take a look at the night sky – and the fantastic creatures hidden in the stars.