Born Nuremberg, (Germany), 21 May 1471
Died Nuremberg, (Germany), 6 April 1528
German artist Albrecht Dürer is often credited with the first published star map. The 1515 woodcuts, printed in Vienna, accompanied text written by Johann Stabius . The imaginative constellation figures Dürer created were frequently copied. His famous engraving, Melancolia I(1514), uses a bright comet as its primary symbol.
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