** RARE ** Astronomical Chart Phases of the Moon James Reynolds Circa 1848

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James Reynolds (Designed and Engraved By John Emslie) : Transparent Diagram of the Phases of the Moon Published By James Reynolds London Undated But Circa 1848-1850 ……….. Rare Educational Astronomical Chart that lights up when placed in front of bright light……………..  (see pics)   

Condition Of Chart: This is a Very Good Copy of this Educational Chart Undated But Circa 1848 – 1850.It shows the various appearances of the moon periodically in her revolution round the Earth.There are extensive details and notes of the Moon’s phases and 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 comensurate with the age of the Chart. 

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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