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15. Manilius, Marcus. The sphere of Marcus Edward Sherburne. London, 1675.

We have already noted that ancient Greek and Latin astronomical poems played a major role in celestial cartography by contributing the constellation figures, so that in many ways Bayer's atlas was a union of of the visual Aratus with the tabular Tycho Brahe. But even after this marriage, the Latin poets continued on in their own tradition, and occasionally new editions appeared that made additional contributions to astronomy. Edward Sherburne's translation of The Sphere of Manilius was a lavish production, and on the slightest pretext he would digress to provide the reader with up-to-date astronomical information. We have modern moon-maps and cosmological diagrams, and it is no surprise then that we can also find a pair of splendid celestial planispheres folded into the book. These maps seem to have been inspired by one of the large Blaeu celestial globes, which were notable for dressing some of the northern constellations in winter garb. So Bootes, with his fur hat and coat is well prepared to encounter the bear at the celestial north pole. A detail of this same region also shows a new constellation, Cor Caroli Regis Martyris, that was invented by Sir Charles Scarborough only two years earlier to honor Charles I. The constellation, containing only a single star, would later be incorporated into Canes Venatici, but Cor Caroli has stayed on as a name for the star.