This engraving depicts an elegant woman looking through a telescope, with a globe in her lap and another telescope at her feet. The signature—“A Paris Chez I. Mariette rue St. Iacques aux Colonnes d’Hercule”—refers to Jean Mariette (1660-1742), a noted engraver and printer in Paris whose shop was located under the sign of the Colonnes d’Hercule on rue St. Jacques.
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Object Name
date made
early 18th century
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 11 in x 7 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 19.05 cm
place made
United States: Ohio, Planktown
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Prints from the Physical Sciences Collection
Science & Mathematics
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Prints from the Physical Sciences Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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