Rare Map of the World By Benjamin Martin, illustrating various Solar and Universal Phenomena.
Published by Laurie & Whittle on May 12, 1794, this map is a marvelous compendium of geographical and celestial information.
Each hemisphere is surrounded with wide bands containing English text describing the principles of geography and astronomy.
Five, uncolored, diagrams surround the map, including:
- Saturn's Ring and Five Moons
- The Solar System
- Jupiter and his Four Moons
- Seasons of the Year
- The Solar and Lunar Eclipse
The reader is instructed (for example) in the use of latitude and longitude to find specific locations on a map; to be able to predict the location and movement of the sun on any given day; and to determine the length of any given day.