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The constellations Perseus and Caput Medusae

Description

Urania's Mirror, or a View of the Heavens, one of a set of thirty-two engraved and hand-coloured tissue-backed celestial charts for educational use by novice astronomers, engraved by Sidney Hall and published by Samuel Leigh, London, c. 1823, entitled 'The constellations Perseus and Caput Medusae'

Museum reference

T.1972.10 F

Collection

History of Science

Object name

Celestial chart, Star chart

Production information

Hall, Sidney, 1788 - 1831, Engraver
London, England, EUROPE
Leigh, Samuel, 1780 - 1831, Publisher
London, England, EUROPE

Date

1820 - 1825

Materials

Cardboard, Tissue paper

Physical description

Engraved hand-coloured card, thin paper light-diffuser

References

https://www.nms.ac.uk/explore-our-collections/stories/science-and-technology/reflecting-telescope/telescopes/2-celestial-charts

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