The Old Print Shop


  • ARTIST: Asa Smith

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Cody & Burgess, 60 John St, New York.

  • MEDIUM: Wood engraving,

    DATE: 1848-1850.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 9 3/4 x 8 1/8" (24.8 x 21.7 cm)

  • DESCRIPTION: This chart appeared in “Smith’s Illustrated Astronomy, Designed for the Use of the Public or Common Schools in the United States. This wonderful work was produced by Asa Smith, the Principal of Public School No. 12, in New York City. He notes that the purpose was “to present all distinguishing principles in physical Astronomy with as few words as possible; but with such ocular demonstrations, by way of diagrams and maps, as shall make the subject easily understood.”


  • CONDITION: Fair to good condition. Overall time toning and soiling in the margins. Black & white.


  • CATEGORIES: Maps , Curiosities