A MAP EXHIBITING THE DARK SHADOW OF THE MOON OVER ENGLAND AND OTHER PARTS OF EUROPE, IN THE FIVE GREAT SOLAR ECLIPES, OF THE YEARS, 1715, 1724, 1737, 1748 AND 1764.

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A Map Exhibiting the Dark Shadow of the Moon over England and Other Parts of Europe, In the Five Great Solar Eclipes, Of the Years, 1715, 1724, 1737, 1748 and 1764.

Copper plate engraving 1787.
Image size 11 7/8 x 11 3/4" (30 x 29.6 cm)
Very good condition. Original hand coloring.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 99650
Price: $500.00
Publisher : London, Printed for Robert Sayer; No. 53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs, July 1st 1787.
A scarce map showing the solar eclipses of 1715, 1724, 1737, 1748 and 1764, including the famous 1715 Halley’s Eclipse, named for the pioneer of eclipse mapping, astronomer Edmond Halley.

The map is centered on London, shows the paths of total (1715, 1724) and partial (1737, 1748, 1764) solar eclipses that were visible from Europe. The extent of the map includes Ireland, England, Scotland, and parts of continental Europe including Germany and France. Each eclipse is labeled with its date and depicted as a shadowed path.

A real cartographic curiosity.
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