Taurus Poniatowski, Serpentarius, Scutum Sobiesky and Serpens
Plate 12. 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.
Object number: AST0049.12
Date: circa 1825
Artist: Sidney Hall
Dimensions: 203 mm x 140 mm
- Image reference: L9273-015
- © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
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