James Nasmyth - Engineer and inventor of the steam hammer. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland

James Nasmyth - Engineer and inventor of the steam hammer. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland

James Nasmyth's The Moon

52 Weeks of Inspiring Illustrations, Week 6: Nasmyth’s “Moon” images

James Hall Nasmyth and James Carpenter. Glass globe cracked by internal pressure illustrating the cause of the radial lines seen on the moon.

One Moon Lines Model in a Circle of Internal Pressure. (James Hall Nasmyth and James Carpenter. Glass globe cracked by internal pressure illustrating the cause of the radial lines seen on the moon.

James Nasmyth and James Carpenter, James Hall Nasmyth, James Carpenter, The Moon: Considered as a Planet, a World, and a Satellite, 1874; book with twenty-four woodburytypes, 11 7/16 in. x 8 15/16 in. x 1 7/16 in. (29.05 cm x 22.7 cm x 3.65 cm); Collection SFMOMA, Accessions Committee Fund purchase.

Celebrating our craggy rock friend on ‪ This image from an 1874 book by James Nasmyth and James Carpenter, appears to be the actual moon, but in the there wasn’t a photographic.

James Nasmyth

Documenting the Moon with James Nasmyth

James Nasmyth - The Moon (woodburytype print)

James Nasmyth - The Moon (woodburytype print)

An Alchemist in His Laboratory, oil on wood by James Nasmyth, Scottish, 1808-1890.

An Alchemist in His Laboratory, oil on wood by James Nasmyth, Scottish,

James Nasmyth | one of 15 assorted photographs of Nasmyth’s crater models illuminated at a low angle illustrating unknown lunar craters | 1850-1871

James Nasmyth, one of 15 assorted photographs of Nasmyth’s crater models illuminated at a low angle illustrating unknown lunar craters and originally mounted in Nasmyth’s own album.

Aspect of an Eclipse of the Sun by the Earth, as it would Appear as Seen from the Moon, by James Nasmyth, 1885, book Illustration, genre: Astronomy, Art

Aspect of an Eclipse of the Sun by the Earth, as it would Appear as Seen from the Moon, by James Nasmyth, 1885, book Illustration, genre: Astronomy, Art

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