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Andreas Cellarius, Atlas coelestis seu Harmonia Macrocosmica - pl. 20


Andreas Cellarius (1596-1665)
Atlas cœlestis seu Harmonia Macrocosmica, Amsterdam, 1660
Florence, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Magl. 5._.81, plate 20

The Moon's phases are illustrated in the large central diagram: on the right, 12 discs show its waxing and waning phases; on the left, we see its 36 successive positions in the course of a full cycle.