moon phases diagram

Maria Clara Eimmart (1676-1707)
Phase of the Moon, Phases of Venus, Aspect of Jupiter, Aspect of Saturn, late 17th century
Bologna, Museo della Specola, Università di Bologna, inv. MdS 124e, MdS 124g, MdS 124i, MdS 124l

Four examples of the set of 12 depictions of heavenly phenomena produced by Eimmart. They show the main discoveries made by Galileo and by astronomers of later generations.


James Reynolds; Comets, Comparative Magnitudes of The Planets, The Transparent Solar System, Theory of the Seasons & Signs of the Zodiac, Phases of the Moon, Eclipses & The Theory of the Tides, The Central Sun & The Theory of the Stellar Universe (Astronomical Diagram Cards illustrated by John Emslie), London, ca. 1850.