Schiaparelli Mars Drawings
Medium:Reproduction of Original Drawing
Note: Frame Dimensions: 14" x 17"
Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli created this drawing of Mars’s canali, or “channels,” in 1877, reproduced in the book Works by Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli. Schiaparelli’s well-known studies of Mars influenced American astronomer Percival Lowell. This drawing was done during an opposition, when the Earth and Mars are especially close in the solar system.