Arcs of the distances of stars by William Herschel

Arcs of the distances of stars

William Herschel

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Arcs of the distances of stars

William Herschel

Plate 15 figure 1 from the paper "Astronomical observations and experiments tending to investigate the local arrangement of the celestial bodies in space, and to determine the extent an condition of the Milky Way", by William Herschel, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.107 (1817), pp.302-331. The work is inscribed with publication and plate details. A note "Turn over" appears in pencil, bottom right. Not signed. Royal Society stamp verso. Watermarked "Ruse & Turners 1815."

Original: pencil and ink on paper. 1817

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