Wright’s Celestial Map of the Universe (1742)

A synopsis of the universe, or, the visible world epitomiz'd

Wright's Celestial Map of the Universe (1742)
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Date: 1742
Author: Tomas Wright
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Source: Library of Congress
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This map isn't part of any series, but we have other Astronomy maps that you might want to check out.

Thomas Wright was an 18th-Century English astronomer who was credited with being the first to describe the shape of our own Milky Way galaxy.

In this spectacular document (that I'm woefully underequipped to attempt to comment on or use) he attempts to chart his known universe. If you're an astronomer or science historian, I'd welcome your input.



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