Detail View: David Rumsey Historical Map Collection: Mars.

Author: 
Moon, F. G.
Date: 
1829
Short Title: 
Mars.
Publisher: 
F. G. Moon
Publisher Location: 
London
Type: 
Celestial Map
Obj Height cm: 
10
Obj Width cm: 
7
Note: 
Card in white suit (representing winter), showing the planet Mars. Features astronomical symbol.
Region: 
Mars
Subject: 
Celestial
Full Title: 
Mars : Diameter 4,218; distance from the sun 144,907,630 miles; revolutions round the sun 1 yr. 321 d. 23 h.; progressions per hour 55,223 miles; of its orbit 1 deg. 51 min.; eccentricity 13,495,827 miles.
List No: 
14006.047
Series No: 
47
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: 
14006047.jp2
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Authors: 
Moon, F. G.