Carte Helio-Seleno-Graphique d’Europe

This engraved map of Europe shows the predicted path of the solar eclipse of April 1, 1764. The text reads: “Dans laquelle on voit la Projection que l’ombre de la Lune tracera sur la surface de cette partie de notre Globe dans le celebre Eclipse central et annulaire du Soleil qui arrivera le 1 Avril 1764. A Paris chez Desnos, Ingenieur Geographie, Rue St Jacq. au Globe.” The signature refers to Louis-Charles Desnos (1725-1805), an important cartographer and instrument maker in Paris.
Object Name
date made
ca 1764
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 9 in x 10 1/2 in; 22.86 cm x 26.67 cm
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Prints from the Physical Sciences Collection
Science & Mathematics
Solar eclipse
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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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