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[Set of Instructive Celestial Cards]

image of Urania's Mirror, or a View of the Heavens.

image of Urania's Mirror, or a View of the Heavens.

image of Urania's Mirror, or a View of the Heavens.

image of Urania's Mirror, or a View of the Heavens.

image of Urania's Mirror, or a View of the Heavens.


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LEIGH, Samuel.
Urania's Mirror, or a View of the Heavens. London. Published by Samuel Leigh. 18 Strand. [n.d., c.1830.] Original box with printed title label laid on; complete set of 32 engraved plates laid on card, as issued, backed with original tissue. Original colour. Each card 140 x 200mm.
Designed by 'a young Lady,' to make the study of astronomy 'familiar and amusing', the 32 cards show constellations visible in the night skies of Britain, with easily identifiable classical embodiments. The cards are pricked through with holes of different sizes so that the amateur astronomer can hold them up to a light and get an immediate impression of the apparent magnitude of each star in the constellation.
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