Ancestors Among the Sky, 1844 Celestial Map, Zach Martin, Ahtna

Ancestors Among the Sky

1844 Celestial Map, Winter Solstice.

11" x 11"

Zach Martin, Ahtna Athabaskan, Alaska

Map Origin:  SDUK (Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge), London

A gnomic projection of the position of the stars at the Winter Solstice. The constellations are identified with their human or animal representations overlaid. Amongst others, Sagittarius, Hercules and Capricornus can be seen on this chart.