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Taurus, Urania's Mirror or a View of the Heavens
Object number AST0049, dated circa 1825, 203 mm x 140 mm and by Sidney Hall, Samuel Leigh, Jehoshaphat Aspin and Richard Rouse Bloxam.
Plate 17. 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.
- Image reference: L9273-020
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.