Uranorama De Mr. Ch. Rouy

Uranorama De Mr. Ch. Rouy

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Description
In 1816, a Frenchman named Charles Rouy published an account of his new astronomical mechanism suitable for school for children of both sexes, fathers of families, etc. In this lithograph by André Delabarussias (fl. 1830-1842), a man (presumably M. Rouy) stands by a "Uranorama" with the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon, Mars, 4 asteroids (Vesta, Ceres, Pallas & Juno), Jupiter (with 4 moons), Saturn (with 7 moons), Uranus (with 6 moons) and a comet.
Charles Rouy, Description et Usage du Mécanisme Uranographique (Paris, 1816).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
lithograph
Measurements
overall: 12 1/4 in x 17 3/4 in; 31.115 cm x 45.085 cm
ID Number
PH.329184
catalog number
329184
accession number
280072
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National Museum of American History
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