Peekaboo!

cavagna_eclipse_2cavagna_eclipse_1We’re so excited about the eclipse, here at the Rare Book & Manuscript Library. This graphic comes from an announcement published in 1760 in Milan, alerting citizens of an upcoming eclipse to occur on June 13 of the same year. As the diagram shows, only seven-tenths of the sun would be covered.

Spiegazione geografica dell’ecclisse del sole a noi visibile che seguirà li 13 giugno 1760 in cui si descrivono tutte le città e luoghi principali della terra per dove passerà il centro dell’ombra della luna. Tomaso Guerrino. Milan: Giuseppe Maganza, 1760.  Q. Cavagna 21150  vol. 5, item 31

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