Wright's Celestial Map of the Universe (1742)
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Thomas Wright was an 18th-Century English astronomer who was credited with being the first to describe the shape of our own Milky Way galaxy.
In this spectacular document (that I'm woefully underequipped to attempt to comment on or use) he attempts to chart his known universe. If you're an astronomer or science historian, I'd welcome your input.