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Aquarius, Pisces Australis and Ballon Aerostatique, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue)

Aquarius, Pisces Australis and Ballon Aerostatique, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue)


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Aquarius, Pisces Australis and Ballon Aerostatique, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue)

7340891 Aquarius, Pisces Australis and Ballon Aerostatique, c.1825 (card, paper, tissue) by Hall, Sydney (fl.1826); National Maritime Museum, London, UK; (add.info.: Creator: Sidney Hall
Plate 26. 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.); © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

Media ID 38372296

© © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London / Bridgeman Images

Aged Persons Aquarius Astrology Celestial Map Constellation Constellations Elderly Man Mytholoy Old Age Old Couple Old Person Old Woman Pisces Senior Adult Signs Of Zodiac Sky Chart Star Star Chart Star Map Stars Symbole Symbolic Imagery Symbolical Representation Symbology Zodiac Sign Zodiac Signs Mythological Figure Old Man Symbols


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This stunning print captures the intricate and detailed constellation cards entitled 'Urania's Mirror' from c.1825, created by Sidney Hall. The set of thirty-two cards features Aquarius, Pisces Australis, and Ballon Aerostatique, each beautifully illustrated with vibrant colors and symbolic imagery. These constellation cards were not only visually appealing but also served an educational purpose, reflecting the growing interest in astronomy during the 19th century. Sold as a domestic item for leisurely pastimes, they provided a chart of the heavens for the latitude of London by Jehoshaphat Aspin. The box containing these cards depicts Urania, the personification of Astronomy, adding a touch of mythological charm to this celestial collection. Accompanied by Aspin's 'Familiar Treatise on Astronomy', these cards offered a comprehensive guide to understanding the stars and constellations. As we gaze upon this print, we are transported back in time to an era where curiosity about the cosmos was at its peak. The intricate details and rich symbolism in these constellation cards remind us of our connection to the universe and inspire us to explore the wonders of astrology and astronomy further.

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