BEVIS'S URSA MINOR
Ursa Minor from John Bevis's
Uranographia Britannica of
1786. Surrounding the Little Bear are Draco,
Cepheus, and the
head of Camelopardalis, the Giraffe.
The ecliptic pole is at
the top, and the celestial pole, near Polaris, at lower center.
Each page of the atlas carries a dedication, this one to the
University of Oxford.
Courtesy of the Rare Book Room and Special Collections Library of the University of Illinois