Five Solar Eclipse Paths across Europe

Five Solar Eclipse Paths across Europe

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Credit: MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE/OXFORD UNIVERSITY IMAGES/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Five Solar Eclipse Paths across North Western Europe, by Benjamin Martin, London, Engraving, c. 1764. This broadside is a copperplate engraving with a circular map. Benjamin Martin (1705-1782) was born on a farm in Surrey. He was self-taught. He had a varied and prolific career, lecturing on optics, electricity and experimental philosophy, publishing educational broadsides, particularly on astronomy, and creating his own instruments.

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