There is already a collection of Sidney Hall vintage zodiac signs on Pictureboxblue. But when I came across John Bevis’s beautiful zodiac star charts, I knew I had to share them, too.
John Bevis’s star charts predate the Sidney Hall zodiac signs by over 30 years. The Zodiac Star Charts are from his book Uranographia Britannica.
Uranographia is a Latin word that translates as a “description of the heavens.“
John Bevis was a qualified doctor as well as an amateur astronomer. He is famous for discovering the Crab Nebula in 1731. The Crab Nebula is an interstellar cloud of dust and ionized gases—the constellation of Taurus.
The Printable Zodiac Star Charts
All these Zodiac Star Charts are in the Public Domain. This means that you can download them and use them as you wish.
To download the zodiac chart that you want, just click on the title above that chart.
A higher-resolution version of the picture will open as a new window on your device. The zodiac image can be printed straight from your device. Or it can be saved to print at a later date.
If printing these pictures to frame as wall decoration, I recommend sending the image file to a professional printer for a high-quality print.
You could make fun personalized gifts by printing these beautiful images on objects like pillows and mugs. Many online photo printing services offer this facility. Or use them to make some DIY zodiac Christmas ornaments.
In the past, I have printed maps on pillows to give as a personalized gift. These vintage zodiac charts would also look great on pillows.
This picture has all the vintage zodiac charts together as one image. This would look fabulous on any gallery wall.
The in Western astrology the first astrological sign starts with the constellation Aries.
Aries is the Latin for ram. The astrological symbol of the Ram goes back to Babylonian times when it was associated with agriculture and the god of shepherds.
Taurus is the Latin for the bull. It is a large and prominent constellation in the northern hemisphere’s winter sky. It is one of the oldest constellations, dating back to at least the Early Bronze Age when it marked the location of the Sun during the spring equinox.
Gemini is the Latin word for twins. The constellation is associated with the twins’ Castor and Pollux in Greek mythology
Gemini is prominent in the winter skies of the Northern Hemisphere and is visible the entire night in December-January. The brightest star in Gemini is Pollux, and the second-brightest is Castor.
Cancer is the Latin word for crab. In Greek mythology, Cancer is identified with the crab that appeared while Heracles fought the many-headed Hydra. Hercules slew the crab after it bit him in the foot. Afterward, the goddess Hera, an enemy of Heracles, placed the crab among the stars.
Leo is Latin for Lion. The constellation contains many bright stars
Virgo is the Latin for virgin. It is the largest constellation in the Zodiac.
Libra is the Latin word for scales. The constellation is located in the Southern celestial hemisphere.
Scorpius is the Latin for Scorpian. It is a large constellation located in the southern hemisphere near the center of the Milky Way.
Sagittarius is a constellation in the Southern Hemisphere. It is the word for the archer in Latin. Sagittarius is commonly represented as a centaur pulling back a bow.
Capricornus is Latin for “horned goat”. It is often represented in the form of a sea-goat: a mythical creature that is half goat and half fish.
Aquarius is the Latin for “water bearer“. The constellation is identified as “The Great One” in the Babylonian star catalogs and represents the god Ea himself, who is commonly depicted holding an overflowing vase.
Pisces is the Latin plural for fish.
(This image was used for the DIY tea light lanterns craft)
If you enjoyed these antique zodiac star chart images, then check out the collection of constellation map posters and astronomical posters on Pictureboxblue. You will probably also enjoy these vintage pictorial maps of love and matrimony. There is also a celestial map in this vintage game board collection.