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1874 Wood Engraving Art Transit Venus Astronomer Royal Expedition Science YTG8

1874 Wood Engraving Art Transit Venus Astronomer Royal Expedition Science YTG8

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"The Preparations for Observing the Transit of Venus"

This is an original 1874 black and white in-text wood engraving of illustrations that depict the photo-heliograph huts, the "Lee" equatorial observatory, the transit and azimuth huts for stations A, C, and D, and a group portrait of some members of the Astronomer Royal Expedition that observed the Transit of Venus on December 9, 1874 during the Victorian era.


This 139+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso. Some light surface rub. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9.5 x 14.25 inches; 24 x 36 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is proud to present a collection of wood engravings from 1874 issues of The Graphic magazine that depict the people, places, and events of the Victorian era world, including; Warwick Castle, the homes of John Bunyan and Alfred, Lord Tennyson, soldiers of the British Army during the Third Anglo-Ashanti War, Queen Victoria, and other members of the British Royal Family. To continue browsing this interesting collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

Keywords specific to this image: Astronomy