Herschel Astronomy Rare Atlas
Size 34 x 34cm
For all you stargazers and book collectors out there. A Herschel Star Atlas, 1866 from the library of Sir John Frederick William Herschel and inscribed by the author to Herschel.
The Stars in Twelve Maps on the Gnomonic Projection 1st Edition in original paper wraps
Richard A Proctor
London Longmans Green & Co 1866
Sir John Frederick William Herschel, 1st Baronet KH FRS 1792 – 1871 was an English polymath active as a mathematician, astronomer, chemist, inventor, experimental photographer who invented the blueprint, and did botanical work.
Herschel originated the use of the Julian day system in astronomy. He named seven moons of Saturn and four moons of Uranus – the seventh planet, discovered by his father Sir William Herschel. He made many contributions to the science of photography and investigated colour blindness and the chemical power of ultraviolet rays. His Preliminary Discourse (1831), which advocated an inductive approach to scientific experiment and theory-building, was an important contribution to the philosophy of science.