Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Historical Maps Of Eclipses Dating Back To The 1700s

From Transits of Venus by Richard A. Proctor, 1883

Historical eclipse maps show the important role that solar events have played in the evolution of knowledge. The cartography reflects not only scientific advances over time but also shifting human thinking. Cartographer Michael Zeller has compiled a comprehensive online gallery of them.

Figure du Passage de Venus sur le Disque du Soleil, Par M. De LaLande
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July 25, 1748 eclipse map by Simon Panser
(US Library of Congress)

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