Blue Nautical Constellation Print of Milky Way and Zodiacal Light

$18.00$78.00

This Antique Constellation print dates from the around 1860 and beautifully renders an expanse of the milky way and constellations. So beautiful!

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This Antique Constellation print dates from the around 1860 and beautifully renders an expanse of the milky way and constellations. So beautiful!

Note: The background black, or blue, of this print is not entirely a solid color but is a series of very fine horizontal lines that don’t come across well on the screen. Please refer to the detail image to see a close up of the background texture. The effect of this is that the print looks almost as if it’s printed on fine linen that adds a lovely patina of aged texture. This is my most ‘Antiqued’ constellation print.

The subject of this print is a study of the Zodiacal light explained by this nautical journal entry dated April 16th, 1855, in the morning:

“(15th was Sunday.) Was on deck soon after 3 o’clock, and found the eastern portion of the sky very favorable for observations. The Zodiacal Light, however, was dim; and its boundaries were difficult to be made out. Soon after this, a strong light began to grow up towards the north, its strongest portion under Pegasi. I concluded to wait for further developments before forming any opinion of its nature; but at 3h 50m clouds spread over the sky, and put an end to observations for the morning.”

My antiquarian Astronomy prints are restored to give them a unique design as Wall Art with a beautiful velvety texture and printed on 255gsm Archival Fine Art Paper. For lovers of Antique Astronomy art, 19th Century art and illustrations, and beautiful vintage prints.

QUALITY:
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Our prints are high-quality Archival Giclée pigment prints on 100% cotton (tree-free) 255gsm Archival Fine Art paper.

SIZING
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Our 19.75″ x 27.5″ print is sized to fit easily into IKEA’S ‘RIBBA’ frame with the mat removed. Print proportions may change slightly to accommodate each size.

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Size

8" x 10", 11" x 14", 16" x 20", 19.75" x 27.5", 24" x 30"

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