Engraved Star Map from Globus Coelestis Sinicus Explicatus China

Engraved Star Map from Globus Coelestis Sinicus Explicatus
Engraved Star Map from Globus Coelestis Sinicus Explicatus

Custodian: University of Glasgow Library Special Collections

Reference: MS Hunter 10 S.1.10

This Star Atlas and Catalogue by Ignatius Kögler was produced in 1723. Ignatius Kögler, a member of the Portuguese Jesuit house at Beijing, rose to an important position at the Ch’ing court, becoming President of the Bureau of Astronomy and Mathematics during the sympathetic rule of the emperor K’ang-his.

See catalogue entry here.