‎DUNN (Samuel) & MARTIN (Benjamin).‎
‎ A Map exhibiting the dark shadow of the Moon over England and other parts of Europe, in the five great solar eclipses, of the years 1715, 1724, 1737, 1748 and 1764.‎

‎London, Robert Sayer, 1787 [1788]. 300 x 295 mm.‎

Reference : LBW-6417


‎Rare carte centrée sur la ville de Londres, et montrant l'ombre de la Lune au-dessus de l'Angleterre et d'autres parties de l'Europe, lors des cinq grandes éclipses solaires de 1715, 1724, 1737, 1748 et 1764. Elle est issue de l'atlas de Samuel Dunn A New Atlas of the Mundane System, publié en 1788. Parmi les éclipses représentées, la plus célèbre d'entre elles fut celle du 3 mai 1715. Cette éclipse totale de soleil, qui plongea Londres dans le noir, fut nommée éclipse de Halley en hommage à l’astronome britannique Edmond Halley qui en calcula avec précision le déroulement. Seconde édition. Bel exemplaire, contours aquarellés à l'époque. Kanas, pp. 212-214.‎

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