Bianchini's drawings of Venus, 1726

Bianchini's drawings of Venus, 1726

V700/0390 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 51.2MB

Downloadable file size: 2.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Drawings of Venus, made in 1726 by the Italian astronomer Francesco Bianchini (1662-1729), and published in La Planete Venus by Camille Flammarion (1842–1925). The observations are dated 18 February (left) and 20th February (right). Biachini has shown the change in features on Venus, numbered 3, 4 and 5. At the time, it was not known what the surface of Venus looked like. Now, it is known that Venus is covered in clouds and surface features are not visible.

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

Keywords: 1700s, 1726, 18th century, 18th february, 2, 20th february, annotated, annotations, artwork, astronomical, astronomy, atmosphere, black-and-white, camille flammarion, change, cloud, clouds, crescent, diagram, drawing, duo, francesco bianchini, french, historical, history, history of science, illustration, italian, monochrome, observation, observations, pair, phase, phases, planet, planetary science, research, sequence, space, text, two, venus, venusian

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