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1338 [in fact: 1438] -- "In the year 1438, in the time of King Albrecht, Duke of Austria and son-in-law of Emperor Sigismund, a great darkening of the sun was seen in the daytime. And also a great comet with a tail was seen in the city of Liège. This was followed by great bloodshed" -- The Book of Miracles (f°64), ca 1552

1338 [in fact: -- "In the year in the time of King Albrecht, Duke of…

Folio 142: "In the year 1542, on St Rupert's Day, the twenty-seventh of September, a comet was seen in the sky not far from the moon for many days, just as is painted here." Augsburger Wunderzeichenbuch, c. 1550

Comet, from The Augsburg Wunderzeichenbuch, a century book of miracles

Folio 121: "In 1531, four comets stood in the sky opposite to each other, so that one could see them in some parts of Niederland, as they are painted." Augsburger Wunderzeichenbuch, c. 1550

1531 -- "In the year 1531 four comets appeared in the sky opposite one another, such that they could be seen in certain places in the Netherlands, juste as they are painted." -- The Book of Miracles ca 1552

Folio 74: "In the year A.D. 1401, a large comet with a peacock tail appeared in the sky over Germany. This was followed by a most severe plague in Swabia." Augsburger Wunderzeichenbuch, c. 1550

Flowers of the Sky: Augsburger Wunderzeichenbuch, Folio 52 (Comet mit einem…

Early comet image 1881 [Phot. de la comète b de 1881, prise le 31 janv. à 12 h. 52 à l'Observatoire de Meudon, don Pierre Jules César Janssen] - 1

Early comet image 1881 [Phot. de la comète b de 1881, prise le 31 janv. à 12 h. 52 à l'Observatoire de Meudon, don Pierre Jules César Janssen] - 1

‘The Book of Miracles’ by Marina Warner | NYRgallery | The New York Review of Books

The “Book of Miracles” includes 26 examples of comets, including this one: “In the year 1007 A., a wondrous comet appeared. It gave off fire and flames in all directions. As it fell to Earth it was seen in Germany and Italy.

Comet Sketches

miles a, from The Comet Book ('Kometenbuch'), a century album of stylised watercolour sketches of both comets and meteors. via the one-of-a-kind peacay :)

Folio 61: "In 1300 A.D., a terrible comet appeared in the sky and in this year, on St Andrew’s Day, an earthquake shook the ground so that many buildings collapsed. At this time, Pope Boniface VIII established the first jubilee year." Augsburger Wunderzeichenbuch, c. 1550

Flowers of the Sky: Augsburger Wunderzeichenbuch, Folio 52 (erschrocklicher Comet,

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