Astronomy Sun & Moon Night & Day 1697 engraved celestial printBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Astronomy, Sun, Moon, Night & Day).
Issued c. 1697, Amsterdam.
Note how both the sun and moon have been given human faces! The shapes illustrate/ prove the earth is round. Tiny people stand on the surface of the earth diagrams between them.
Late 17th century engraved astronomical print with lovely hand color.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Sheet Measures c. 8 1/2" H x 6 1/2" W.
Engraved Area Measures c. 6 3/4" H x 4 1/2" W.