Astronomical Diagrams John Emslie James Reynolds c1850


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Astronomical Diagrams John Emslie

12 Delightful Astronomical Plates by John Emslie (1813-1875), depicting the Solar System and other Astronomical diagrams. All, except one plate, are hand coloured with Five Transparent cards with tissue to reverse so when held up to the light the solar system lights up in colour. The diagrams also have written explanations and vignette illustrations of the astrological and meteorological phenomena. Plates dated 1846 and 1849

  1. The Earth’s Annual Revolution Round the Sun;
  2. Transparent Chart of the Heavens;
  3. Transparent Solar System;
  4. Comparative Magnitudes of the Planets;
  5. The Sun and Solar Phenomena;
  6. Telescopic Appearance of the Moon;
  7. Transparent Diagram of the Phases of the Moon;
  8. Eclipses and The Theory of the Tides;
  9. The Theory of the Seasons and Signs of the Zodiac;
  10. The Earth and its Atmosphere;
  11. Comets & Aerolites;
  12. Diagram of Meteorology.


  • Publisher James Reynolds, London; Undated c.1850
  • Protected In Superb Clamshell Case
  • Size 285 x 230mm, 1.8 kg

Condition: Very Good – Spine Missing On Original Cover, All Plates Complete and in Very Good Condition

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Weight 1.8 kg


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