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Arabic Star List, c. 1065 CE.

The earliest compilation of Ptolemy’s Constellations became codified only in the 9th century CE, after it was published in Arabic. Taken from “The Oxford Map Companion: One Hundred Sources in World History” by Professor Patricia Seed, which illustrates how peoples and cultures throughout the human past have imagined their worlds through a diverse collection of historical maps from the Paleolithic to the present.