L’Astronomie

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
date made
early 18th century
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 7 1/2 in; 27.94 cm x 19.05 cm
overall: 25 in x 19 1/4 in x 1 in; 63.5 cm x 48.895 cm x 2.54 cm
place made
United States: Ohio, Planktown
ID Number
PH*329951
catalog number
329951
accession number
287881
subject
Astronomy
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
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Prints from the Physical Sciences Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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