British Library, harley 647, f. 12r. Marcus Tullius Cicero, Aratea, illustrated with 22 constellation figures containing extracts from Hyginus, Astronomica. N. France, diocese of Reims, 9th century

British Library, harley 647, f. 12r. Marcus Tullius Cicero, Aratea, illustrated with 22 constellation figures containing extracts from Hyginus, Astronomica. N. France, diocese of Reims, 9th century

Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval manuscript,1325-1340), f70v

Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval manuscript,1325-1340), f70v

constellation Anticanis (Canis Minor, lesser dog)Cicero’s Aratea with Hyginus’s Astronomica, Reims(?) ca. 820-850. British Library, Harley 647, fol. 13r

constellation Anticanis (Canis Minor, lesser dog)Cicero’s Aratea with Hyginus’s Astronomica, Reims(?) ca. 820-850. British Library, Harley 647, fol. 13r

"The sea of Temptation" miniature from 'The pèlerinage de la vie humaine' (late fifteenth century), “Il mare della Tentazione”, miniatura tratta da ‘Le pèlerinage de la vie humaine’ (fine XV secolo), Bibliothèque municipale, Soissons.

"The sea of Temptation" miniature from 'The pèlerinage de la vie humaine' (late fifteenth century), “Il mare della Tentazione”, miniatura tratta da ‘Le pèlerinage de la vie humaine’ (fine XV secolo), Bibliothèque municipale, Soissons.

A 14th-century AD manuscript of Zakariya ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini's Aja'ib al-makhluqat (The Wonders of Creation). Or. 14140. Copyright © The British Library Board.

A 14th-century AD manuscript of Zakariya ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini's Aja'ib al-makhluqat (The Wonders of Creation). Or. 14140. Copyright © The British Library Board.

The Seven Headed Dragon by Joachim of Fiore: Liber Figurarum, c. 1250, Atlante dell'arte italiana

The Seven Headed Dragon by Joachim of Fiore: Liber Figurarum, c. 1250, Atlante dell'arte italiana

Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun, Roman de la Rose, c. 1490 - c. 1500, Harley 4425, f. 39, Castle of Jalousie

Guillaume de Lorris and Jean de Meun, Roman de la Rose, c. 1490 - c. 1500, Harley 4425, f. 39, Castle of Jalousie

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