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James Reynolds: Telescopic View of the Moon, Past Quadrature

Map: CELEST1176
 
Cartographer: James Reynolds
Title: Telescopic View of the Moon, Past Quadrature
Date: c. 1851
Published: London
Width: 10 inches / 26 cm
Height: 11 inches / 28 cm
Map ref: CELEST1176
Description:
Educational steel-engraved chart showing waxing 'past quadrature' phase of the moon, made from an observational drawing. James Reynolds (1817-1876) was an innovative English publisher. Born in Islington London and the son of a printer, Reynold’s had started his career and set up his premises at 174 Strand by the 1830s.

During his career he published books, atlases, maps and scientific educational charts on a wide range of topics - from physical geography and geology to astronomy, architecture, ethnography and even prehistoric history.

Of particular note are his educational charts, most of which were published between 1846 to 1851. They were inexpensive, accessible to a wide audience, published a large numbers and very beautiful.

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