** RARE ** Astronomical Chart Comparative Magnitudes of The Planets J Reynolds

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James Reynolds (Designed and Engraved By John Emslie) : The Comparative Magnitudes of The Planets Published By James Reynolds London Undated But Circa 1848-1850 ……….. Rare Educational Astronomical Chart that lights up when placed in front of a bright light source ……………..  (see pics)   

Condition Of Chart: This is a Very Good Copy of this Educational Chart Undated But Circa 1848 – 1850.It shows the comparative magnitudes of the Planets.And the details include an estimation that a Cannon ball flying at the rate of 100 miles an hour would take to reach the sun,from Mercury 4 and a Half Years,Venus 8 Years,Earth 11 Years,Mars 16.5 years,Jupiter 59.5 years,Saturn 102 years,Uranus 205.5 years and Neptune about 350 years.With smaller charts of venus and Saturn to the Chart along top.This wonderful chart is illuminated when held up to a bright light source due to the clever use of tissue to the rear of the chart.(see picture) It Measures 11” by 9” in size.Scarce work in very good condition given the age of the work. 

N.B.James
Reynolds produced some wonderful educational astronomical charts from around
1840 to around 1870.They were invariably hand coloured on card with some notes of
explanation etc.Some had very clever tissue insets so that when held up to the
light they illuminated the picture as if by magic and there are some wonderful
transparent images produced to illuminate the sky.He produced v
arious aspects
of astronomy such as stars and constellations,comets,eclipses and planets near
and far from Earth.John
Emslie 1813 to 1875 was the principal artist and engraver of these wonderful
charts



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