Libra by Neele & Son - Davidson Galleries
Neele & Son


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Series: The Wonders of the Heavens Displayed in Twenty Lectures
Medium: Engraving
Dimensions: 6 5/8 x 6 7/8 inches (Plate) 6 7/8 x 7 5/8 inches (Sheet)
Artist details: British, 1763 - 1824
Publisher: Richard Phillips. London, 1821
Condition: Folds as issued.

Recommended by Nikki (Fine Print Photographer & Content Manager):
"The constellation ‘Libra’ was named over 3500 years ago for containing the point in the sky where the sun crosses the equator when it travels from the northern to southern hemisphere (autumnal equinox). It has since become a zodiac sign that represents balance and fairness, symbolized by a set of scales. This engraving, printed 200 years ago, resonates just as strongly today. When we slow down and look up at a clear night sky, we plug into something so much older and bigger than our own individual lives. We get to see just how big the world we live in really is."