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This webpage reproduces a section of
Star Names
Their Lore and Meaning

Richard Hinckley Allen

as reprinted
in the Dover edition, 1963

The text is in the public domain.

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 p297  Officina Typographica, the Printing Office,

was formed by Bode — at all events, first published by him — from stars immediately east of Sirius; but it is seldom found on the maps of our day, nor recognized by astronomers, although Father Secchi inserted it on his planisphere of 1878.

Italian lists have it as Tipografia, and the German as Buchdrucker Presse, or Buchdrucker Werkstadt.

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