Current Location:
Shelf B7 -> Mars Speed Pack #2
Location Notes:
IDC; Mars Speed Pack #2

Schiaparelli Mars Drawings

Artwork
Identifier:
2018.18.94
Artist:
Giovanni Schiaparelli
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Reproduction of Original Drawing
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 10.25" Width: 8"
Note: Frame Dimensions: 14" x 17"
Historical Context:
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.