Comparative Size of the Planets
ARTIST Alexander Keith Johnston
FROM Atlas of Astronomy
Sheet size: 10 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches.
DATE Published by William Blackwood and Sons, 1855
Alexander Keith Johnston was Royal Geographer of Scotland (1804-1871). Keith was instrumental in the introduction of the science of Astronomy to English school curricula. "it is hoped, therefore, that this Atlas will not only prove useful as an introduction to Astronomy, but that is will commend itself to the more advance cultivators of the Science."
The night sky is shown in an appealing rich blue color. The graphic design is exceptional.