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<B> 1800 The Elememts of Astronomy & Geography (Explained on forty cards), beautifully engraved and colored by the Abbe Paris<BR>Published by Jacob Johnson, Philadelphia 1800
1800 The Elememts of Astronomy & Geography (Explained on forty cards), beautifully engraved and colored by the Abbe Paris
Published by Jacob Johnson, Philadelphia

Stock #: MIS714
Our Price:  £600.00
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The cards are engraved, numbered, and hand colored cards in the original box. Each card features an illustration (one has a movable section) and explanatory text. For example, several cards depict geometric shapes with a description of various kinds of measurements (circumference, angles, diameter, etc.). Another subset of cards describe groups (Peroescii, Antoeci, Antipodes, Ascii, Amphiscii, Hetreroscii, Preiscii) that inhabit different parts of the earth. Illustrations are of men standing on a circle representing the earth. The relative positions of the sun and the moon are shown on other cards. The title on the box.

The Elememts of Astronomy / Condition / Cards 38/40 (missing 11 and 14) + one damaged (part has been cut away) otherwise in very good condition colored in 5/6 colorers / Rules - photocopy / Box - original (worn at corners) with label which is slightly scuffed but shows the picture of the telescope and the globe.

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<B> 1800 The Elememts of Astronomy & Geography (Explained on forty cards), hand drawn 1800
1800 The Elememts of Astronomy & Geography (Explained on forty cards), hand drawn
Stock #: MIS714
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These cards are a hand drawn copy of the engraved and colored by the Abbe Paris, that were published by John Wallis c1795.
Each card features an illustration and, on the back, hand written explanatory text, which is the same as that on the printed John Wallis cards
For example, several cards depict geometric shapes with a description of various kinds of measurements (circumference, angles, diameter, etc.).
Another subset of cards describe groups (Peroescii, Antoeci, Antipodes, Ascii, Amphiscii, Hetreroscii, Preiscii) that inhabit different parts of the earth.
Illustrations are of men standing on a circle representing the earth. The relative positions of the sun and the moon are shown on other cards.

The Elemements of Astronomy / Condition / Cards 40/40 - in very good condition, in 4 colores, hand written details on the back / Rules - photocopy / Box - of the period but no label.

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<B>1829 Astronomia - card game, designed and published by F.G. Moon, London 1829; with steel engravings by J & G Pickett 1829
1829 Astronomia - card game, designed and published by F.G. Moon, London 1829; with steel engravings by J & G Pickett
Stock #: MISC901
Our Price:  £1,500.00
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An attractive and scarce pack of cards on an astronomical theme.
The pack is divided into the four seasons:
Summer (pink), Autumn (yellow), Winter (white) and Spring (blue).
The leading card represents the three zodiac symbols of the season eg Aries, Taurus and Gemini, for Spring.
The zodiac sign cards are of a greater value than the other cards.
The second card represents The Luminaries ie Luna (Spring), The Sun (Summer), Comet of 1680 (Autumn), and the Orbits (winter)
The other 11 cards in each set are identical pictures of the planets

This was part of a review written on 13th March 1830 –
“The planet Jupiter, as it is usually drawn, suggests the idea of it consisting of loose materials, as to require to be held together by hoops most marvellous compact. The opposite of its appearance in nature, where these mysterious zones are drawn across the disc with the softest shadowing.
But of all our heavenly bodies none has been so ill treated as our Moon which may have induced its name sake, the inventor of the Astronomia not only to rescue it from the most libellous treatment, but also that of other objects in the starry heavens, in which he has succeeded with a fidelity which does credit to his science, skill, and taste"
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Astronomia - Condition / Cards 52/52 - very good - light use / Rules - part of the rules original / part (history of the game) photocopy / Box - woman with scientific instruments looks at the moon / London / Published By F.G. Moon, 20, Threadneedle Street / 1829 - on outer slip case which is slightly scuffed / base is split from sides on two sides – no lid was ever present
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<B>1845 - Astronomical Recreation 1845
1845 - Astronomical Recreation
Stock #: LBG104z
Our Price:  £950.00
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1845 - Astronomical Recreation
John Betts 115 Strand
The slipcase shows a coloured lithograph by the Leighton Brothers from the cover of an educational game, showing a family examining a star chart and relating it to the night sky. This print relates to a set of identification cards produced to instruct people in the recognition of star patterns in the sky. The game does not include the planet Neptune that was found in 1846

Astronomical Recreation - Condition: Slipcase is very good scuffed at the edges / Rules - Photocopy / Playing Sheet - odd very small spots and very light foxing

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<B>c 1895 Astronomy 1895
c 1895 Astronomy
Stock #: MIS853
Our Price:  £85.00
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A game that later had advertising on the backs. It consists of 4 sets of 11 cards featuring, Sun, Moon, Stars and Comets.

Cards - very thin paper, light use / rules card - good / no box
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