Detail View: David Rumsey Historical Map Collection: Pallas.

Author: 
Moon, F. G.
Date: 
1829
Short Title: 
Pallas.
Publisher: 
F. G. Moon
Publisher Location: 
London
Type: 
Celestial Map
Obj Height cm: 
10
Obj Width cm: 
7
Note: 
Card in yellow suit (representing autumn), showing the minor planet Pallas, or asteroid, the third largest in the asteroid belt and the second asteroid to be discovered, by the German astronomer and physician Wilhelm Olbers on March 28, 1802, following the discovery of Ceres the year before. It is named after Pallas Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom. Features astronomical symbol.
Region: 
Pallas
Subject: 
Celestial
Full Title: 
Pallas : Diameter 2,099; distance from the sun 262,021,240 miles; revolutions round the sun 4 yr. 221 d. 17 h.; progressions per hour 44,874 miles; of its orbit inclination 34 deg. 48 min.; eccentricity 64,516,665 miles.
List No: 
14006.037
Series No: 
37
Engraver or Printer: 
J. & G. Pickett
Publication Author: 
Moon, F. G.
Pub Date: 
1829
Pub Title: 
Astronomia. London. Published by F. G. Moon, 20 Threadneedle Street, 1829.
Pub Note: 
Deck of 52 cards with celestial imagery. Cards include four suits represented by different colors, after the seasons, each with zodiac signs, a luminary, and the major and minor planets: Mercury, Venus, Tellus (or Earth), Mars, Vesta, Juno, Pallas, Ceres, Jupiter, Saturn and Herschel (or Uranus). Suits are as follows - Spring in blue: Aries, Taurus and Gemini, as well as Luna (or the moon); Summer in red: Cancer, Leo and Virgo, as well as the Sun; Autumn in yellow: Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius, as well as the comet of 1680; Winter in white: Capicorn, Aquarius and Pisces, as well as the orbits. Each card features an astrological or astronomical symbol. Designed and published by F. G. Moon, London: 1829 (first edition). Steel engravings by J & G Pickett. Second edition, 1831, included an instruction booklet.
Pub List No: 
14006.000
Pub Type: 
Celestial Atlas
Pub Type: 
Game
Pub Maps: 
52
Pub Height cm: 
10
Pub Width cm: 
7
Image No: 
14006037.jp2
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Authors: 
Moon, F. G.