The Solar System, with the Orbit of 5 remarkable Comets.

Emanuel Bowen (*1693 - 1767)
Engraving of the solar system with comets. Published by E. Bowen in London in 1747.

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Fascinating model of the solar system out to Saturn. Showing the orbits of 5 comets, the date the comets first appeared, the period and a prediction on the next appearance. One comet out of the five is Halley's Comet with following description in the orbit: 'This comet appeared in 1682 and will again appear in 1758. It's periode is 75 and 1/2 years.' A very unusual subject matter. From 'A Complete System of Geography'.

Details

CartographerEmanuel Bowen
TitleThe Solar System, with the Orbit of 5 remarkable Comets.
Publisher, YearE. Bowen, London, 1747
Plate Size33.2 x 21.6 cm (13.1 x 8.5 inches)
Sheet Size43.7 x 48.5 cm (17.2 x 19.1 inches)

Condition

An excellent copy.

Cartographer

Emanuel Bowen was a printer, publisher and map engraver in London during the mid-eighteenth century. From 1714 onwards he worked in London and began to produce some of the finest and most attractive maps of the century.

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Emanuel Bowen: The Solar System, with the Orbit of 5 remarkable Comets..
Engraving of the solar system with comets. Published by E. Bowen in London in 1747.

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