Structure of the Milky Way galaxy by William Herschel

Structure of the Milky Way galaxy

William Herschel

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Structure of the Milky Way galaxy

William Herschel

Plate 8 figure 4 from the paper "On the construction of the heavens", by William Herschel, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol.75 (1785), pp.213-266. Illustration of a section through the galaxy, leading Herschel to the conclusion that "our of the third form; that is: A very extensive, branching, compound Congeries of many millions of stars." Inscribed in pencil verso with publication details. Not signed. Watermarked "CP"

Original: ink on paper. 1785

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