Auction 116, Lot 846

"Planetary Machines - Perspective view of the improved Orrery for mean motions", Longman Co.

Subject: Astronomy

Period: 1819 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.5 x 8 inches
21.6 x 20.3 cm

The copper engraving depicts an orrery, which is a mechanical device that illustrates the relative positions and motions of the planets and moons in the solar system in a heliocentric model. Drawn by J. Farey, engraved by Lowry and published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown.

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Condition: B

Light scattered foxing and a couple of edge tears.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $70

Closed on 9/20/2006

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