Category: 19th century

“Mare Humorum. From a study made in 1875.” Astronomical art by Etienne Leopold Trouvelot.

Mars, observed on September 3, 1877, illustrated by astronomer Étienne Léopold Trouvelot, courtesy of the New York Public Library.

Planet Jupiter, observed on March 6, 1873, illustrated by E.L. Trouvelot, published in Annals of the Astronomical Observatory of Harvard College.

(Linda Hall Library)

Butterflies And Moths From Larva To Adult, issued 1833-1841. (NYPL)

Comets and Aerolites, 1851. Illustrated by John Emslie, published by James Reynolds, London.

(David Rumsey Maps)

August 7, 1869: The total eclipse of the Sun over Shelbyville, Kentucky. Taken from a photograph exposed for 40 seconds.

(Linda Hall Library)

TODAY IN HISTORY: The total solar eclipse of July 29, 1878, photographed by Henry Draper (1837-1882), a pioneer of astrophotography. (Smithsonian)

Happy Birthday to genetics pioneer Gregor Mendel, born on July 20, 1822.

(brain pickings)

“Grand Temple de Zeus” at Jerash in Jordan, late 19th century, photographed by Tancrède Dumas.

(Library of Congress)

The Great Comet of September 1882, photographed at the Royal Observatory, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa. (via)