Stolen Constellations by SaphireDragon16

Okay, this was supposed to be the first of my “one dragon, then back to work!” posts, and I’ve already discovered a problem with my plan — how do I choose just ONE dragon to share when these artists are so talented?  So I’m changing things up already, and it’ll be “one (or two!) dragon(s), and…

Draco and Ursa Minor from Urania’s Mirror (1825)

This image of the constellations Draco and Ursa Minor comes from the Old Book Art Image Gallery, and specifically from the book Urania’s Mirror, or A View of the Heavens; Consisting of Thirty-Two Cards on Which are Represented all the Constellations Visible in Great Britain; on a Plan Perfectly Original, Designed by a Lady. Sidney Hall, 1825, by…