1874 Eclipse of the Sun by the Earth from the Moon Print

$ 64.00 USD
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Our reproduction print of the Aspect of an Eclipse of the Sun by the Earth from the Moon was originally published in the 1874 book, The Moon: Considered As A Planet, A World, A Satellite, authored by James Nasmyth C.E. and James Carpenter F.R.A.S.

The photos in the book were not actually of the moon because photography was not yet advanced enough to capture lunar details. Instead, Nasmyth photographed detailed plaster models he built of the moon based on his visual observations from the 20" reflector he also built. "For this book, the photographs were then printed by the arduous Woodburytype process, perhaps the most faithful method ever devised for the reproduction of photographs. The Woodburytype has no grain whatsoever, because it does not use cracks or dots to reproduce tone. Instead, a relief mold is made of the image in lead, so that the areas of dark tone are deep and light tone shallow. Ink suspended in gelatin is cast in the mold, and the resulting print produces contrast by the thickness or thinness of the ink." (Linda Hall Library, Face of the Moon)

Shipping and Returns

FREE SHIPPING on domestic orders over $49 with UPS ground or USPS to PO Boxes.

  • Paper prints ship within 1-2 business days plus transit time.
  • Framed Prints ship within 2-3 weeks plus transit time.

Full refund on returns within 30 days of purchase on unframed paper prints. We do NOT ACCEPT returns or exchanges on framed prints or canvas wraps because they are made to order.

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Gallery Quality

Made in the USA

We consider our maps to be works of art, so we print and frame them accordingly.

Using award-winning printers with gallery quality fine art paper and inks, our maps will exceed expectations and last a lifetime.

  • Archival Paper and Inks
  • 100% Cotton, OBA-Free, and Acid-Free
  • Heavyweight 21.5 mil
  • Certified to last 100 years

Read customer reviews HERE attesting to the quality of our prints.

American Hardwood Frames

We use real Walnut for our frames, unlike the lesser quality veneer you will typically find elsewhere. With beautiful hardwood grain, each is handmade to order at a professional frame shop.

  • 7/8 inch face and 1 1/2 inch depth
  • Acrylite glazing (more clear than glass)
  • Acid-free backing paper
  • Hanging wire installed
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Archival Inks

Each map is produced on our 12-color gicleé printers using premium inks to ensure an intricately detailed, fade-free piece with amazing colors.

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Fine Art Paper

Museum-quality, 100% cotton, acid-free archival paper that’s rated to last 100+ years.

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Authentic Hardwood Frames

No pressed wood, no veneer. Every custom frame is handmade from real Walnut.

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Made in the usa

We individually print each order in our San Diego workshop. Even our paper is sourced from domestic manufacturers.

Key features
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Rating of 4 means .
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Archival Inks

Each map is produced on our 12-color gicleé printers using premium inks to ensure an intricately detailed, fade-free piece with amazing colors.

Rating of 1 means .
Rating of 4 means .
The rating of this product for "" is 2.

Fine Art Paper

Museum-quality, 100% cotton, acid-free archival paper that’s rated to last 100+ years.

Rating of 1 means .
Rating of 4 means .
The rating of this product for "" is 3.

Authentic Hardwood Frames

No pressed wood, no veneer. Every custom frame is handmade from real Walnut.

Rating of 1 means .
Rating of 5 means .
The rating of this product for "" is 3.

Made in the usa

We individually print each order in our San Diego workshop. Even our paper is sourced from domestic manufacturers.