Perseus, the great Hero, recuer of
Bayer's Uranometria of 1603. Mirfak, the Alpha star, is just
up from center, while Algol (Beta Persei) marks the Medusa's head.
The Milky Way runs down and to the left. The dark band at the bottom
is the upper part of the 14-degree-wide band that centers on the
Zodiac in which the planets are found.
Auriga, with Capella, is down
and to the left. The bright star to the right labelled "a" is
Almach, Gamma Andromedae. The "stars" in the hilt of the sword labelled
"h" and "Chi" together are the Double Cluster.
Compare with Bode's representation.
Courtesy of the Rare Book Room and Special Collections Library
of the University of Illinois