Lady's Magazine. Vol. 43.__A.D. 1812.
Etching and engraving, 165 x 110mm. 6½ x 4¼". Some staining. Pin holes to right of image.
A group of classically dressed figures clustered around a celestial globe observe a comet in the sky above. Knowledge of comets dates back to antiquity, and their appearance was often regarded as heralding momentous events. A magazine illustration.
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