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"Dear sweet Lady of the Sky, uplift my Soul to Your Gracious Bosom"

 

 

 

Urania’s Mirror is a boxed set of thirty-two constellation cards first published by Samuel Leigh of the Strand, London, in 1825.

Engraved by Sidney Hall and authorship attributed to a ‘lady’ the marvellous collection was inspired by Alexander Jamieson’s ‘Celestial Atlas’ published a few years earlier in 1822.

Urania’s Mirror shows eighty constellations in total.

Urania (Ourania) is one of the nine Mousai (muses) who are patron goddesses of music, song and dance. Urania is attributed as the muse of astronomy and celestial writing within the heavenly spheres and is attested to foretell the fates by reading the orchestra of stars.

May your Soul be uplifted splendidly within the history of Ages!

 

 

 

 

Plate 1

DRACO and URSA MINOR


Plate 2

CAMELOPARDALIS, TARANDUS,
and CUSTOS MESSIUM


Plate 3

CASSIOPEIA


Plate 4

CEPHEUS


Plate 5

GLORIA FREDERICI,
ANDROMEDA and TRIANGULA


Plate 6

PERSEUS and CAPUT MEDUSAE


Plate 7

AURIGA


Plate 8

LYNX and TELESCOPIUM HERSCHILII


Plate 9

URSA MAJOR


Plate 10

BOOTES, CANES VENATICI,
COMA BERENICES and
QUADRANS MURALIS


Plate 11

HERCULES and CORONA BOREALIS


Plate 12

TAURUS PONIATOWSKI,
SERPENTARIUS, SCUTUM
SOBIESKY and SERPENS


Plate 13

DELPHINUS, SAGITTA,
AQUILA and ANTINOUS


Plate 14

LACERTA, CYGNUS, LYRA,
VULPECULA and ANSER


Plate 15

PEGASUS and EQUULEUS


Plate 16

ARIES and MUSCA BOREALIS


Plate 17

TAURUS


Plate 18

GEMINI


Plate 19

CANCER


Plate 20

LEO MAJOR and LEO MINOR


Plate 21

VIRGO


Plate 22

LIBRA


Plate 23

SCORPIO


Plate 24

SAGITTARIUS, CORONA AUSTRALIS,
MICROSCOPIUM and TELESCOPIUM


Plate 25

CAPRICORNUS


Plate 26

AQUARIUS, PISCIS AUSTRALIS
and BALLON AEROSTATIQUE


Plate 27

PISCES


Plate 28

PSALTERIUM GEORGII, FLUVIUS
ERIDANUS, CETUS, OFFICINA
SCULPTORIS, FORNAX CHEMICA
and MACHINA ELECTRICA


Plate 29

ORION


Plate 30

CANIS MAJOR, LEPUS,
COLUMBA NOACHI
and CELA SCULPTORIS


Plate 31

MONOCEROS, CANIS MINOR
and ATELIER TYPOGRAPHIQUE


Plate 32

NOCTUA, CORVUS, CRATER,
SEXTANS URANIAE, HYDRA,
FELIS, LUPUS, CENTAURUS,
ANTLIA PNEUMATICA, ARGO
NAVIS and PYXIS NAUTICA

 


 

"Touch thy Lips O'er my Heart, sweet maiden of the Oceanic Celestial Blanket"

 

 

 

 

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