This is an 1845 Duncan Bradford views of the full moon. Oriented toward the east, the view depicts the moon at its fullest. It detailes the maria and numerous craters on the moon's face. The whole is beautifully engraved and would make a stunning addition to any space lover's collection.
This view was engraved by John Wykeham Archer and published in Duncan Bradford's The Wonders of the Heavens… in 1845.
Bradford, D. The Wonders of the Heavens, Being a Popular View of Astronomy, Including a Full Illustration of the Mechanism of the Heavens; Embracing the Sun, Moon, and Stars, with Descriptions of the Planets, Comets, Fixed Stars, Double Stars, the Constellations, the Galaxy, or Milky-Way, the Zodiacal Light, Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, Meteros, Clouds, Falling Stars, Aërolyts, etc. (Boston: Otis, Broaders, and Co.) 1845.
Very good. Even overall toning. Closed minor margin tear professionally repaired on verso. Blank on verso.