Optics Theory of Eclipses Sunlight Earths Shadow 1798 antique engraved print
$ 46.00


(Sunlight, Eclipse, Earth Blocking Light, Refraction)

Issued 1798, Philadelphia

Engraved by R. Scot & S. Allardice

Visually fascinating original antique engraved print.

Printed near the end of the 18th century, on hand-made paper which has gently age toned as always, but which remains sound, mostly clean & well preserved.

A lovely artistic image worthy of display which is not often seen.

A picture is worth a thousand words. The zoomable image is a major part of the item description. Please examine closely, as what you see is what we will send you. [note: we grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws ].

In Good to Good+ or better condition; normal uniform minor age toning to sheet as typical, light soft normal age waviness scattered about the sheet, small staining or spotting, and light offsetting. Overall the printed image is clean, well preserved and very attractive. Sheet displays a nice patina which is the result of the hand-made materials used to construct the paper and print it.

A little-known and fascinating antique printed image which any collector, dealer, institution or person of artistic taste would be happy  to own and display.

Sheet measures c.  10 1/2" H x  8 1/4" W.

Printed area measures c. 8" H x  6 1/4" W