Eclipses and The Theory of Tides (Custom Print)
One of a set of twelve hand-tinted astronomical prints with an explanatory card. The publisher is identified on each print as J. Reynolds or James Reynolds of the Strand, London. This card also has the names Ackermann & Co., Reeves & Sons, Rocks & Co. and Peacock & Mansfield, which suggests that this was a later edition. These cards were first issued by Reynolds in 1846, although he and other publishers continued to produce them throughout the second half of the 19th century. They responded to a perceived market for popular science products and were intended for informal learning within the home. There are two main images and two subjects on this print, Eclipses, including eclipse of the Moon and eclipse of the Sun, and the Theory of Tides. Text at the bottom gives a fuller explanation of the theory of tides.
Artist: James Reynolds; Rudolph Ackermann; Peacock & Mansfield, Reeves & Sons; Rocks & Co
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