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Giuliano d’Arrigo, known as “il Pesello”, Northern hemisphere


Giuliano d'Arrigo, known as "il Pesello" (1367-1446)
Northern hemisphere, 1442-1446
Florence, San Lorenzo, Old Sacristy
Full-size replica
Opera Laboratori Fiorentini

This fresco shows the night sky over Florence as it looked on 4 July 1442, marking René d'Anjou's propitious arrival in the city. The artist probably relied on Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli's astronomical advice.