London Magazine
1752

Antique engraved plate of the Solar System and comets

The solar system with the orbits of 5 remarkable comets.

DESCRIPTION: Original antique copper-plate engraved view titled: "The solar system with the orbits of 5 remarkable comets." The print explains the drawing:
"The orbits of the Planets are drawn according to their mean distance from the Sun; and the Planets themselves in the proportions they bear to each other."

Illustrates the Copernican heliocentric theory of the solar system. Interesting representation of five periodic appearances of comets with their periodicity and generalized orbits.

Published in the February, 1752 issue of London Magazine to illustrate an article: "The Solar System according to Copernicus."

CREATOR: London Magazine

PUBLICATION DATE: 1752

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: World

BODY OF WATER: N/A

CONDITION: Good.  Clean on laid paper with age-toning at the edges.

COLORING: None

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 4 " x 7 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 0

PRICE: $150

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