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.
Postage / As postage often changes it will be provided at time of purchase. Postage will be at cost rounded up to the nearest £1.00 to cover packaging.
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