By: William & Alexander Keith Johnston
Date: 1903 (published) Edinburgh
Dimensions: 9.75 x 12 inches (24.5 x 30.5 cm)
Plate VI of Thomas Heath's Popular Astronomy focuses on the Eclipse of the moon through four illustrative figures. the Johnston brothers illustrate the moon in opposition, the causes of different lunar eclipses, the moon in a total and partial eclipse.
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.