JAK-915

Antique Print of an Orrery and Ancient Church (1754)

  • Condition: Good, general age-related toning. Original folding lines, some wear. Blank verso, please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1754
  • Overall size: 28 x 20.5 cm.
  • Image size: 24 x 16.5 cm.
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Description: Antique print titled 'A section of Mr. Hawk's Orrery, an ancient wooden Church, the Shrine of St. Edmund and an apparatus for drawing the Moons Path'. Print of i.a. an orrery and ancient wooden church. An orrery is a mechanical model of the Solar System that illustrates or predicts the relative positions and motions of the planets and moons, usually according to the heliocentric model. This print originates from 'The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure'. 

Artists and Engravers: The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure was a periodical published in London in the period 1747–1814 by John Hinton and W. Bent.