Signs of the Zodiac in Early Color by John Bevis ÔÇô Leo ÔÇô July 23 ÔÇô August 22
This colorfully illustrated Star Chart for Leo has been completely art-worked from the Leo plate featured on John Beviss Star Charts of the signs of the Zodiac by John Bevis c1747-1749.
These extremely charts were compiled by Bevis, an eighteenth century physician-turned astronomer, whose other claim to fame is as the discoverer of the Crab Nebula,
John Bevis (November 10, 1695 - November 6, 1771) and the Uranographia
Historians of astronomy name four great celestial atlases: Bayer s, Hevelius s, Flamsteed s, and Bode s. To this, they add one great work that could have been: Beviss Uranographia.
John Bevis was an Oxford trained physician and amateur astronomer, Bevis set up a private observatory in North London in 1738, where he made observations, which led to his attempt to create the second British Celestial Atlas. In the mid 18th Century, Bevis produced his Uranographia Britannica, which was the first major celestial atlas published after the posthumous publication of the Atlas of John Flamsteed, Englands first Royal Astronomer.
Careful cross-referencing of the dedications on each work allows the date for the creation of the plates to be constrained to between 1747-1749. By comparing the titles suggested in the work to Royal Society and clergy records, upper and lower bounds of the date of creation can be made
Media ID 25588665
Full Art Print Range
Our standard Photo Prints (ideal for framing) are sent same or next working day, with most other items shipped a few days later.
Archival Quality Posters are ideal for larger pictures and suitable for framing
Photo Prints on sturdy Archival Quality Photo Paper for vivid reproduction - Perfect for framing
Contemporary Framed and Mounted Prints - Professionally Made and Ready to Hang
Jigsaw Puzzles are an ideal gift for any occasion
Download artwork as Desktop Wallpaper
Greetings Cards suitable for Birthdays, Weddings, Anniversaries, Graduations, Thank You and much more
Fine Art Print
The next best thing to owning the original artwork, with a soft textured natural surface, our fine art reproduction prints meet the standard of the most critical museum curators.
Canvas Prints add colour, depth and texture to any space. Professionally Stretched Canvas over a hidden Wooden Box Frame and Ready to Hang
Archive quality photographic print in a durable wipe clean mouse mat with non slip backing. Works with all computer mice
FSC Real Wood Frame and Double Mounted with White Conservation Mountboard - Professionally Made and Ready to Hang
Our tote bags are made from soft durable fabric and include a strap for easy carrying
Enjoy your favourite drink from a mug decorated with an image you love. Sentimental and practical, personalised photo mugs make perfect gifts for loved ones, friends or work colleagues
Photo postcards are a great way to stay in touch with family and friends.
Accessorise your space with decorative, soft cushions
Made with durable metal and luxurious printing techniques, metal prints bring images to life and add a modern touch to any space
Photo prints supplied in custom cut card mount ready for framing
Tempered Glass Mounts are ideal for wall display, plus the smaller sizes can also be used free-standing via an integral stand
Bevelled Wood Effect Framed and Mounted Prints - Professionally Made and Ready to Hang
Glass Place Mats
Set of 4 Glass Place Mats. Elegant polished safety glass and heat resistant. Matching Coasters may also be available