“The Beauty of the Heavens: A Pictorial Display of The Astronomical Phenomena of The Universe” by Charles Blunt, ‘Ophiucus’,
In the mid-19th century, Home Education had become very popular for the masses and lecturer, Charles Blunt seeing a gap in the market came up with these illustrations. Blunt who specialised in astronomy and natural philosophy, saw the need for a series of ‘accurate yet popular’ plates illustrating the known Universe.
These hand-finished aquatints prints were based on Blunt’s own drawings, depicting celestial and astrological subjects.
Hand-coloured aquatints based on the work of Charles Blunt published by Whitehead & Ackermann. Presented in cream mount and a black frame.