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Astrology: constellations, Hercules. Coloured engraving by S. Hall, 1825.

  • Hall, Sidney.
Date
[1825?]
Reference
46451i
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Description

Each card depicts one or more of the constellations with the stars 'perforated according to their relative magnitude' so that they can be held up to the light. They were intended to render the study of astronomy 'familiar and amusing'

Publication/Creation

[London], [1825?]

Physical description

1 print : engraving, with watercolour

Lettering

Hercules and Corona Borealis. ; Sidy. Hall sculp.

References note

P.D. Hingley, 'Urania's mirror - a 170-year old mystery solved?', J. Br. Astron. Assoc., 1994, vol. 104, pp. 238-240

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 46451i

Languages

  • Latin


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