Some people see faint outlines of unicorns in the heavenly constellations and others see dogs, or the canis minor
. Yet Mr. Jehoshaphat Aspin looked up and saw a celestial type studio in the stars with a unicorn (monoceros
) jumping over it. I wonder if this is where the term Jumpin' Jehoshaphat
This work is from Urania's Mirror: Monoceros, Canis Minor and Atelier Typographique
, an 1825 set of lovely celestial cards (etched by Sidney Hall) accompanied by A Familiar Treatise on Astronomy
, and included in the Heavens exhibit
at the US Library of Congress
:: From Trialsanderror's great Flickr site.
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