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Harley 647 f. 19 Solar system
Solar system
Description: Illustration of an excerpt of Pliny's Natural History on the positions and movements of seven planets, with earth in the centre, and around it the moon, Mercury, Venus, the Sun, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. The "Signifer" or zodiac encircles the whole. 'Tonus' and 'Semit' are musical terms used by Pythagoras in discussion the mathematical ratios of distances between the planets. 
Origin: France, N. (diocese of Reims) 


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