Account of an eclipse of the Sun taking place, 1715.

Senex, John

 
Account of an eclipse of the Sun taking place, 1715.
4 0 c m
 
28cm
actual image size: 20cm x 32cm

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Broadsheet engraving by John Senex. Observations about a forthcoming eclipse by William Whiston, MA (1656-1752), including 'A Celestial map of the Planets and Fixed Stars of the Milky Way'. A clergyman and mathematician, Whiston succeeded Sir Isaac Newton as Lucasian profesor at Cambridge in 1703, but was expelled from the university in 1710 for his belief in Arianism, a doctrine which refused to believe in the divinity of Christ.

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