18th century illustration of the planets & moons

18th century illustration of the planets & moons

V700/0008 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 27.6MB

Downloadable file size: 1.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Illustration depicting the six known planets & their moons from Thomas Wright's book An Original Theory of the Universe, published in London in 1750. The two large planets are Jupiter (top) & Saturn (bottom), each shown with its respective satellites (top & bottom rows). The middle row shows, from left to right, Mercury, Venus, the Moon, Earth and Mars. All are drawn to scale. The larger bodies are depicted as having Earth-like continents & oceans, those of Jupiter being partially hidded by bands of cloud. In this book Wright (1711-86) gave the first correct explanation of the appearance of the Milky Way as being due to our immersion in a layer of stars.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: artwork, astronomy, cosmology of, earth, historic, historical, history, history of science, jupiter, mars, mercury, saturn, solar system, thomas, venus, wright

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.