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'The Earth and its atmosphere', c 1850.

Emslie, John

'The Earth and its atmosphere', c 1850.
3 4 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 26cm


An astronomical diagram drawn and engraved by John Emslie showing a cros section of the Earth at the equator and the surrounding atmosphere. Various locations on the Earth's surface are identified, and the diagram illustrates how the phemonenon of refraction can be caused by the atmosphere.

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