johannes de sacrobosco

Is this #tattoabletuesday or #typographytuesday? We don’t know, but we love this illustration from this 16th century edition of the Sphaera Mundi by Johannes de Sacrobosco. ⠀

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~Sphaera Mundi.
Author: Johannes de Sacrobosco (John Holybush) (British (?), active Paris ca. 1220–ca. 1256)
Author: George von Peuerbach (Austrian, Peuerbach 1423–1461 Vienna)
Author: Johann Regiomontanus (German, Königsberg 1436–1476 Rome)
Publisher: Erhard Ratdolt (German, Augsburg ca. 1447–ca. 1528 Augsburg)
Published in: Venice
Date: 1485
Medium: Printed book with woodcut illustrations printed or colored with stencils in one, two, and three colors. Many marginal notes and sketches in brown ink.