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Scheme of the Solar System - Vintage Art Print - Astronomy Gift - Antique Celestial Map - Restoration Map Solar System Print - Gift for Men
Behold "A Scheme of the Solar System with the Orbits of the Planets and Comets belonging thereto..." (also known as Whiston’s Scheme of the Solar System) the work of William Whiston, engraved by John Senex, and published in 1760.
John Senex (1678-1740) was a successful London cartographer and engraver well connected within the elite world of British scientists, and some of his maps were produced in partnership with such 18th century luminaries as Charles Price, James Maxwell, Edmond Halley and William Whiston. It is Whiston - a prominent English theologian who succeeded Isaac Newton as Lucasian Professor at Cambridge in 1702 — who is credited with creating this “scheme of the solar system”. Senex’s widow Mary continued his business after his death in 1740, and his maps were still being reprinted into the 1760’s.
Although several versions of this diagram were published, those produced by Senex are the most impressive, ensuring their continued popularity. This illustrious celestial chart artfully depicts our known solar system and conveys the sizes, relative distances, and orbital periods of the planets and major comets.
The introduction in the top left corner reads, "I do here, Good Reader, present thee with a Scheme of the Planetary & Cometary World; part of which hath late been call'd the Hypothesis of Pythagorus or Copernicus; but which is now so certainly known to be the real System of Nature, that it ought no longer to have that uncertain Title of Hypothesis apply-ed to it."
Buy this majestic celestial print for a stargazing astronomer of your own! Our exclusive edition comes in black or white versions.
Available in: Original or Blueprint
16" x 20"
❖ High resolution images printed at or below optimal size to preserve clarity. We won't blow up an image to sell you a more expensive size!
❖ Digitally restored to remove distracting blemishes, stamps, and damage while still preserving the foxing, wear, and creases that lend to the character of these historic images
❖ Print size includes a 1-2 inch white margin for easy framing, with or without a mat
❖ Printed on archival quality Epson Enhanced matte stock:
◆ 10.3 mil thick/192 GSM heavyweight
◆ Acid-free, museum quality
❖ Printed only with Epson UltraChrome HDR ink
◆ Natural high-density pigment colors
◆ Rated lightfast up to 200+ years
❖ Printed on Epson Stylus Pro 7900/9900 printers for giclée quality color and clarity
❖ Protective hardboard kraft tubes virtually eliminate shipping damage
◆ Made from 70-100% post-consumer recycled content
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Nov 26, 2016
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