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Picturing a World


To aid a description in my fantasy novella-in-progress, I wanted a good image of a volvelle or "wheel chart" and had the fun of searching for one on the 'net. How about this example?!? Of course, in the real book, the device lies as flat as so many layers can, but bravo to the digitizers at the Berlin State Library for creating such a delicious, virtual, pop-up version. For links to additional pictures and resources, read on.
At the Digital World Library, you can view and even download the entire Astrolabium


If volvelles are new to you, here are additional useful on-line resources for understanding them:


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