Auction 108, Lot 74

"A Plan of the Solar System Exhibiting its Relative Magnitudes and Distances", Huntington, F. J.

Subject: Solar System

Period: 1835 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Designed to Illustrate the Geography of the Heavens

Color: Hand Color

Size:
27.5 x 15 inches
69.9 x 38.1 cm

Unusual engraving that shows, in a novel manner, the size of, and distances to, the planets and their satellites. Large chart at lower right details the orbits, inclinations and planes of the planets. Engraved by W. G. Evans under the direction of E. H. Burritt.

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Condition: B

Good impression. Scattered light foxing and two splits at centerfold. A couple short marginal tears and printer's creases.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/29/2004

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