Abu Ma'shar recorded a belief that a different member of this royal line "composed the book on astrology and attributed it to Ptolemy".
This is sometimes known as the Apotelesmatika ( Engraving of a crowned Ptolemy being guided by the muse Astronomy, from Margarita Philosophica by Gregor Reisch, 1508.
His painting reflects the salon-style hang that was common in that era.
In the Curate Your Own Exhibition interactive, visitors are challenged to choose a theme, wall color, and works of art from Crystal Bridges’ collection, to create their virtual gallery.
The Almagest also contains a star catalogue, which is a version of a catalogue created by Hipparchus.
Its list of forty-eight constellations is ancestral to the modern system of constellations, but unlike the modern system they did not cover the whole sky (only the sky Hipparchus could see).