Johann Bayer (1572-1625)
Uranometria, Augsburg, 1603
Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Magl. 5._.54, pl. X
The first modern atlas, the Uranometria, includes 51 plates with graduated margins. The band of eight degrees above and below the ecliptic is highlighted in grey. The stars are shown as they looked in the year 1600. Bayer exploited Tycho Brahe's precise astronomical data.