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ANTIQUE MAP: COMPARATIVE MAGNITUDES OF THE PLANETS.

EMSLIE, John, 1813-1875 : COMPARATIVE MAGNITUDES OF THE PLANETS.

London : James Reynolds, [ca.1850]. One of the well-known series of educational diagrams on card published by James Reynolds of the Strand – in this case drawn and engraved by John Emslie and constructed with cut-outs and translucent papers so that the diagram can be held to light to illuminate the planets. The planets include Neptune, which although long mathematically predicted, was only first observed in 1846. Subsidiary diagrams illustrate the phases of both Saturn and Venus, while a panel below the main image tabulates the relative distances of the planets from the sun.
Steel line engraving on card, with original hand colour. 227 x 285mm (approx. 9” x 11-1/4”). A few minor marks and specks, but overall in very good state.

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ANTIQUE MAP: THE EARTH’S ANNUAL REVOLUTION ROUND THE SUN, AND ITS  DIURNAL ROTATION ON ITS AXIS.

EMSLIE, John, 1813-1875 : THE EARTH’S ANNUAL REVOLUTION ROUND THE SUN, AND ITS DIURNAL ROTATION ON ITS AXIS.

London : James Reynolds, 1851. One of the well-known series of educational diagrams on card published by James Reynolds of the Strand – in this case drawn and engraved by John Emslie. The diagram illustrates the earth in its relative position to the sun on the first day of each month, with the equinoxial and solsticial lines and notes of the signs of the zodiac. Smaller inset diagrams demonstrate the causation of night, day, twilight and dawn, while explanatory text offers instruction on the sidereal day, the solar year, etc.
Steel line engraving on paper, with original hand colour. 230 x 287mm (approx. 9” x 11-1/4”). Small and light stain to upper corner; slight darkening of outer edges; a few minor marks, spots and signs of use, but overall in very good state.

£100

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ANTIQUE MAP: THE SUN AND SOLAR PHENOMENA.

EMSLIE, John, 1813-1875 : THE SUN AND SOLAR PHENOMENA.

London : James Reynolds, [ca.1850]. One of the well-known series of educational diagrams on card published by James Reynolds of the Strand – in this case drawn and engraved by John Emslie. The central image is of the sun and a number of sunspots, surrounded by further images illustrating the causation of night and day; the sun’s rays in summer and winter; the transit of Venus; an annular eclipse; the midnight sun on the north cape of Europe, and tables giving the relative size of the sun as seen from the various planets, as well as the build-up of a sunspot. Explanatory text is added to a number of the images.
Steel line engraving on card, with original hand-colour. 285 x 228mm (approx. 11-1/4” x 9”). Very faint darkening of outer edges; a few tiny specks and spots, but overall in very good state.

£75

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ANTIQUE MAP: TELESCOPIC APPEARANCE OF THE MOON.

EMSLIE, John, 1813-1875 : TELESCOPIC APPEARANCE OF THE MOON.

London : James Reynolds, [ca.1850]. One of the well-known series of educational diagrams on card published by James Reynolds of the Strand – in this case drawn and engraved by John Emslie and constructed with a cut-out and translucent paper so that the diagram can be held to light to illuminate the glowing surface. The diagram is based on an observation made from what was then (and until 1917) the largest telescope in the world, that owned by William Parsons, Third Earl of Rosse, at Birr Castle in County Offaly. Six lines of text describe the image in the words of Dr William Scoresby – “It appeared like a globe of molten silver ...”.
Aquatint and stipple engraving on card and paper. 286 x 228mm (approx. 11-1/4” x 9”). Slight dustiness and darkening to outer edges; small and light stain to lower margin; a few slight marks and spots; transparent section slightly wrinkled, but still overall in good condition for a rare and fragile item.

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ANTIQUE MAP: REYNOLDS’S MAP OF LONDON WITH THE LATEST IMPROVEMENTS.


ANTIQUE MAP: REYNOLDS’S MAP OF LONDON WITH THE LATEST IMPROVEMENTS.

MARTIN, Henry (fl.1823-1861) : REYNOLDS’S MAP OF LONDON WITH THE LATEST IMPROVEMENTS.

London : J. Reynolds, 1851. An attractive and clearly worked map of mid nineteenth-century London, extending from Primrose Hill down to the Oval, and from the Serpentine across to Blackwall Reach, on a scale of four inches (approx. 10cm) to the mile. Drawn and engraved by Henry Martin, originally published in 1847 – and here updated to include the Hungerford Suspension Bridge and the site of the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park, with the cover title modified to read “The Exhibition Map of London: and Visitors Guide”. Also included in the case are a 36pp guide, with advice to strangers; notes on the principal buildings; the scientific institutions, museums and exhibitions; the principal theatres, churches, docks and bridges; sights and amusements; cab and railway fares; an index to the 1,000 leading thoroughfares, and notes on the Great Exhibition itself, as well as a separate small map “Showing the Situation of the Chief Objects of Interest in London”, drawn and engraved by John Emslie (1813-1875 ).
Steel line engraving on paper. Engraved surface 405 x 760mm (approx. 16” x 29-7/8”), folding into a pocket-sized cloth case (16cm), with a paper label and an image of the Great Exhibition. The case slightly scuffed; some wear and slight holing at the folds of the main map, with around ten tape and paper repairs, especially to the south-western corner, with some attendant discolouration; one short unrepaired tear; the smaller map very slightly frayed at edges, not affecting the image, but overall a good and serviceable copy of an attractive and interesting production. A guaranteed genuine antique map. Howgego 406/003.

£200

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ANTIQUE MAP: THE CENTRAL SUN, AND THEORY OF THE STELLAR UNIVERSE.

REYNOLDS, James, 1817-1876 – publisher : THE CENTRAL SUN, AND THEORY OF THE STELLAR UNIVERSE.

London : James Reynolds, [ca.1850]. One of the well-known series of educational diagrams on card published by James Reynolds of the Strand – in this case constructed with cut-outs and translucent paper so that the chart can be held to light to illuminate the central stars of the galaxy. The diagram has clearly written explanatory text below the image, outlining the Victorian conception of the universe and referencing the theories of William Herschel and Johann Mädler concerning the centrality of the Pleiades.
Wood engraving and letterpress on card. 286 x 229mm (approx. 11-1/4” x 9”). Just a touch dusty, with a few very minor marks and spots, but overall in very good condition.

£125

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ANTIQUE MAP: ECLIPSES / THE THEORY OF THE TIDES.

REYNOLDS, James, 1817-1876 – publisher : ECLIPSES / THE THEORY OF THE TIDES.

London : James Reynolds, [ca.1850]. One of the well-known series of educational diagrams on card published by James Reynolds of the Strand. In the present example, the upper diagram demonstrates both solar and lunar eclipses, while the lower one illustrates the causation of spring and neap tides, with an additional four lines of clearly written explanatory text.
Steel line engraving on card, with original hand colour. 229 x 284mm (approx. 9” x 11-1/4”. A few minor marks and specks to outer margins, but overall in very good and clean state.

£75

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ANTIQUE MAP: THE THEORY OF THE SEASONS AND SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC.

REYNOLDS, James, 1817-1876 – publisher : THE THEORY OF THE SEASONS AND SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC.

London : James Reynolds, [ca.1850]. One of the well-known series of educational diagrams on card published by James Reynolds of the Strand. The diagram displays the earth’s annual rotation round the sun, with markers of the seasons, solstices and equinoxes, set within an oval framework of the signs of the zodiac. Corner notes add information on the size, speed and rotation of the earth, as well as on the zodiac. Six lines of longer text below the image offer a clearly written explanation of the phenomena of the seasons.
Steel line engraving on card, with original hand colour. 228 x 287mm (approx. 9” x 11-1/4”). Faint darkening to outer edges; a few very minor spots and specks, but overall in very good state.

£100

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ANTIQUE MAP: TRANSPARENT CHART OF THE HEAVENS, FOR THE LATITUDE OF GREAT BRITAIN. SHEWING THE STARS VISIBLE ON ANY NIGHT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

REYNOLDS, James, 1817-1876 – publisher : TRANSPARENT CHART OF THE HEAVENS, FOR THE LATITUDE OF GREAT BRITAIN. SHEWING THE STARS VISIBLE ON ANY NIGHT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

London : James Reynolds, [ca.1850]. One of the well-known series of educational diagrams on card published by James Reynolds of the Strand – in this case constructed with cut-outs and translucent paper so that the chart can be held to light to illuminate the brighter individual stars. The constellations and the Milky Way are enclosed by a circular monthly calendar and scale, and there are separate insets of the magnitudes of stars, significant star clusters and various forms of nebula – halo, elongated, dumb-bell, and resolvable.
Steel line engraving on card, with original hand colour. 286 x 228mm (approx. 11-1/4” x 9”). Minor wear to outer edge; a few slight marks and specks, but overall in very good condition.

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ANTIQUE MAP: TRANSPARENT DIAGRAM OF THE PHASES OF THE MOON.

REYNOLDS, James, 1817-1876 – publisher : TRANSPARENT DIAGRAM OF THE PHASES OF THE MOON.

London : James Reynolds, [ca.1850]. One of the well-known series of educational diagrams on card published by James Reynolds of the Strand – in this case constructed with cut-outs and translucent paper so that the chart can be held to light to illuminate the sun and the lunar phases. The diagram has clearly written explanatory text above and below the image.
Wood engraving and letterpress on card. 228 x 287mm (approx. 9” x 11-5/8”). A few minor marks and spots, but overall in very good condition.

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