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|1892 Printed Color, Wax-Engraved Astronomical Chart
by George Cram
18" x 16" matted|
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This astronomical chart features a number of interesting illustrations. They focus on illustrating the concepts of refraction and parallax. There are also charts of the "Circles and Diurnal Movements of the Celestial Sphere," "The Phases of the Moon," The Phases of the Inferior Planets," and "The Various Appearances of Saturn's Rings." At the the top there are two unusual engravings depicting observed "Aberrations."
This more than 110 year old work was made using the wax-engraving map printing process pioneered by cross town (Chicago) rival Rand McNally. This process created high-quality, low-cost pieces and and forced many competitors of Cram and Rand McNally out-of-business (Cram now operates out of Indianapolis).
If you are looking for an unusual piece of art, to decorate a home or office, these truly "limited-edition" prints are perfect. Antique engravings, & prints are extraordinary examples of the 19th Century printing and engraving arts. As conversation pieces they are unequaled. A beautiful old print or engraving is an actual snapshot of our history. Any of these, increasingly rare, works of art are also some of the most thoughtful (and personal) gifts you can give. Unlike so many other gifts, antique prints allow you to present someone a piece of the past.
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All sizes shown are approximate. Matted maps or prints are smaller than the "matted" dimensions shown by about 6".
All of our authentic, more than 100-year old, maps and prints come double matted within museum quality, archival rag mat boards at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE.
Due to the INCREDIBLY high shipping prices charged for OVERSIZE shipping, shipping charges may be higher than quoted for items that measure more than a total of 70" (matted height + width). For example a matted piece measuring 32" x 40" would be considered OVERSIZE (72"). For complete delivery information, see Information page.
All our authentic antiques are one-of-a-kind items. Since they are actual old works of art expect small imperfections. In some cases we may have more than one of a particular map or print. Since each is unique they may vary slightly from the item shown (when we have more than one if a particular item, the colors may be different than those shown). Each antique map or print has been dry cleaned by hand and are conservation mounted and protected in attractive rag mats. Every work in our gallery carries a lifetime guarantee of authenticity (authentic antiques only) and a 30-day satisfaction guarantee (see Information page for details). Again, the sizes stated are approximate.
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