Lithographed transparency: Telescopic View of the Moon, by James Reynolds (c. 1860)

Lithographed transparency: Telescopic View of the Moon, by James Reynolds (c. 1860)

Stock Number: 021

£100

Dimensions

285x230mm

Circa

1860

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Bookshop, Scientific, Scientific Books, Globes & Orreries

Description

Lithographed educational card, showing a detailed view of the surface of the Moon when held to the light. With an informative sub-heading, which reads “Diameter 2153 miles, distance from the Earth 240,000 miles, density rahter more than half that of the Earth”. A note at the bottom explains that the image shows the Moon as seen through Lord Rosse’s telescope at Birr Castle, with a description by Dr Scoresby. Circa 1860. Reynolds produced transparencies and a range of other didactic prints from the 1840s to the 1870s. Good condition: closed tear at the left-hand side, taped on the reverse of the card; transparency itself lightly foxed; corners bumped.

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GB Octavo Books

Small online bookstore specializing in the history of science, trading on ABEbooks since 2006: http://www.abebooks.co.uk/octavo-books-cambridge/50628664/sf

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