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Map The solar system displayed.

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  • The solar system displayed.


  • Burges, Bartholomew.
  • Norman, John, 1748?-1817.

Created / Published

  • Boston : J. Norman & c., 1789.


  • -  Solar system--Maps--Early works to 1800
  • -  Astrology--Maps
  • -  Solar system


  • Celestial charts


  • -  "To the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in the State of Massachusetts & to the Philosophical Society of Pennsylvania this plate is most humbly dedicated by their most obedient humble servant Bartholomew Burges."
  • -  Appears in: A Short Account of the Solar System and of Comets in General (Boston: B. Edes, 1789).
  • -  Includes illustrations of terrestrial and celestial globes and "A Table of the Diameters, Periods & c of the several Planets in the Solar System."
  • -  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.
  • -  LC copy stamped in blue ink on verso: 5986. Minor discolorations throughout. Mounted on cloth.


  • 1 chart ; 51 x 42 cm

Call Number/Physical Location

  • G3180 1789 .B9


  • Library of Congress Geography and Map Division Washington, D.C. 20540 to 4650 USA dcu

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2013593138

Online Format

  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Burges, Bartholomew, and John Norman. The Solar System Displayed. Boston: J. Norman & c, 1789. Map.

APA citation style:

Burges, B. & Norman, J. (1789) The Solar System Displayed. Boston: J. Norman & c. [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Burges, Bartholomew, and John Norman. The Solar System Displayed. Boston: J. Norman & c, 1789. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.