Space rocket or comet? ...What do you say?
The Prodigiorum Ac Ostentorum Chronicon, a text by Conrad Lycosthenes, is one of the best-illustrated books of the Renaissance depicting medieval superstition. On page 494 is a woodcut showing what seems to be a spaceship seen over Arabia in 1479.
They include sightings of Halley’s comet, plagues of locusts, disfigured animals, meteor showers, sea monsters, fires, floods and famines.
The book is now held at the Australian Museum Research Library.
The Latin text to on the woodcarving reads: “In Arabia cometa in modum trabis acutissimae, acuarijs quasi punctis distinctae, cum falce phoenaria uisus est. Eodem anno totam Carinthiã uastarut Turce. Cruciferi cõtra Polonos bellum pararunt. In Vngaria foedus inter Mathiam ac Vladislaum renouatum. In Creta insula (ut a Coccio Sabellico lib.i.”).
From Google Translate:
” In Arabia, the beam in the form of a comet acutissimae, acuarijs as if with points distinct from each other , with the scythe of phoenaria was to the point . That same year, the whole of Carinthia ashore Turce . Crusaders cõtra Poles war started . In the treaty between Hungary and Matthias Vladislaum renewed . In Crete, the island (as a Coccio Sabellicus lib.I. “).
Source: (Ancient UFO)