The second section of the atlas is a large circular chart, at its center the earth, symbolized by an astronomer holding an astrolabe, surrounded by the other elements of fire, air and water. These in turn are encircled by the seven known planets, the zodiac band, and the stations and phases of the moon. Six rings contain the lunar calendar and and note the effect of the moon in the different signs of the zodiac. Three more rings show the division of the circle into degrees, and the outermost band gives an account of the Golden Number. The figures holding scrolls in the four corners represent the four seasons.
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