Eclipse watching, 18th century engraving

Eclipse watching, 18th century engraving

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Caption: Eclipse watching. 18th century engraving of a country scene, showing three men watching the solar eclipse of August 1765. The description below the image reads, 'A representation of the Eclipse that is to happen in August 1765.' The three men can be seen in the bottom right corner, one holding a telescope to look at the sun. Two dogs are playing in the foreground (bottom right) and a man is strolling in the garden whilst reading a book under the trees (lower centre left). A representation of the appearance of the sun as the moon passes in front of it can be seen in the sky (upper left).

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