Punch,  55 (1868), 80.

Spots in the Sun, Observed by Means of an Exquisite 17 Feet 6 3/4-Inch Refractor from the Celebrated Munich Works

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Illustration, Drollery

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Astronomy, Instruments, Transport, Human Development

    With a caption quoting a recent Cornhill Magazine article describing the 'state of continual agitation' on the sun's surface (cited from Proctor 1868), this illustration shows what might be seen when magnifying the dark spots on the sun. It shows a plan view of a street, bustling with horse-drawn carriages and pedestrians.

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