Destiny | Atelier Olschinsky
Mapping the Milky Way. William Herschel’s galaxy maps (facsimile), 2009 (originals 1784–85).
William Herschel and his sister Caroline made the first maps of the structure of our galaxy. For two years they surveyed thousands of stars, using their brightness to estimate distance from Earth.
Soviet Fabric Designs from the 20s and 30s. (via leftways)
From The Hero With A Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell (1949), p. 256.
In his Discourse on Meteorology, Descartes includes this image of the mathematics of stargazing