08.03.18
Melissa Leone | Collections

Celestial Bodies

Man’s age-old fascination with the celestial has created countless beautiful—albeit not always accurate—diagrams of the universe. Images are courtesy of The British Library and Internet Archive Book Images.


From Six Thousand Years Ago: or, the Works of Creation illustrated by M. C. Best (1844)


From Pre-Adamite Man; or the story of our old planet, etc. by George John C. Duncan (1866)


From The Epic Of The Fall Of Man; A Comparative Study Of Caedmon, Dante And Milton by S. Humphreys Gurteen (1896)


From A short course in Astronomy and the use of the Globes by Henry Kiddle (1871)


From The Half Hour Library of Travel, Nature and Science for young readers (1896)


From The Sage's Key To Character At Sight; Special Student's Course by Frank Earl Ormsby (1919)


From Six Thousand Years Ago: or, the Works of Creation illustrated by M. C. Best (1844)


From Elements of Astronomy: Accompanied with numerous illustrations, a colored representation of the solar, stellar, and nebular spectra, and celestial charts of the northern and the southern hemisphere by Norman Lockyer (1875)


From L'Espace céleste et la nature tropicale, description physique de l'univers by Emmanuel Liais (1866)


From Astronomy For High Schools And Colleges by Simon Newcomb and Edward Singleton Holden (1881)


From The Half Hour Library of Travel, Nature and Science for young readers (1896)


From Astronomy Without a Telescope by E. Colbert (1869)


From Astronomy for Amateurs by Camille Flammarion and Frances A. Welby (1904)


From Astronomy For High Schools And Colleges by Simon Newcomb and Edward Singleton Holden (1881)



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