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The Heavens Illustrated, Set of Three
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Archer, J.
Place made: unknown
Date made: 1800-1899
Materials: ink; paper; mounting
Measurements: 7 in x 9 1/2 in
Monochrome engraving of a star chart featuring Pisces in the center, as well as Andromeda, Pegasus, and Cetus. Constellations are represented not only by their component stars but also by their figural representations, overlaid on the sky. Notably, star names are given in Arabic though written in Latin script. The brightness of many stars is also indicated, in English.