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1903 Popular Astronomy : Plate I - Aberation, Refraction, Parallax, Phases of the Moon , Saturn's Rings, Inferior Planets by: W & A.K. Johnston

1903 Popular Astronomy Plate I : Aberation, Refraction, Parallax, Phases of the Moon, Inferior Planets & Saturn's Rings

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By: William & Alexander Keith Johnston

Date: 1903 (published) Edinburgh

Dimensions: 9.75 x 12 inches (24.5 x 30.5 cm)

Plate I of Thomas Heath's Popular Astronomy features examples of displacement or difference in the apparent position or distance of an object through natural phenomena such a aberration, refraction, and parallax. A total of eight figures offer a visual representation of such phenomena as well as visual phases of the moon, inferior planets, and Saturn's rings.

This chromolithograph print was one of twenty-one plates published in Thomas Heath's 1903 edition of Popular Astronomy. The plates were produced by W & A.K. Johnston, Scottish brothers who set up their own printing business in Edinburgh after preliminary study under the Scottish globe maker James Kirkwood.

The prints produced for the Popular Astronomy offer a unique view of our understanding of the Universe at the turn of the 20th Century. 

Condition: This print is in A condition with vivid original color, on clean paper surrounded by full and even margins on all sides.

Inventory #11525

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