Cancer, Urania's Mirror or a View of the Heavens by Sidney Hall

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Cancer, Urania's Mirror or a View of the Heavens
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Print size 28.0 x 35.5 cm
Size of image:
21.2 x 30.5 cm
Frame: Unframed
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Title:
Cancer, Urania's Mirror or a View of the Heavens
Artist:
Sidney Hall
Product code:
L9273-022
Copyright:
© National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.

About

Object number AST0049, circa 1825, 203 mm x 140 mm and by Sidney Hall, Samuel Leigh, Jehoshaphat Aspin and Richard Rouse Bloxam.

Plate 19. One of a set of thirty-two constellation cards entitled 'Urania's Mirror', with a chart of the heavens for the latitude of London (by Jehoshaphat Aspin), all contained within a box depicting Urania, the personification of Astronomy. They were sold as an attractive but educational item, presumably to be used within a domestic setting and reflecting the rising taste for improving pastimes in the later 18th and early 19th century. The set was often accompanied by a copy of Aspin's 'Familiar Treatise on Astronomy' (1825), written especially for the purpose.

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