The Sun and Solar Phenomena

Steel engraving with original hand colour, drawn and engraved by John Emslie. Published as part of Astronomical Diagrams by James Reynolds, 174 Strand, [London], Undated, but circa 1850.

Sheet size: 9" x 11 1/4".

Very good condition - finely engraved and superbly coloured.

Printed on card, the diagram shows the Sun and (at left) its comparative size as seen from the planets. To the right the development of sunspots. The smaller surrounding illustrations explain the phenomena of day and night and the difference in the length of daylight in summer and winter, as well as a depiction of the transit of Mercury, the midnight Sun 'At the North Cape of Europe', along with an annular eclipse of the Sun.





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The Sun and Solar Phenomena

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