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'Malby's New and Improved' planisphere, 1858.

'Malby's New and Improved' planisphere, 1858.
3 6 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 28cm


A varnished card planisphere in a fabric sleeve, with additional hand-drawn celestial map, made by Malby and Sons, 37 Parker Street, Holborn, London. A planisphere is a circular map of visible stars with a mask which rotates in order to show the area of sky visible overhead at any given date or time.

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