Total Lunar Eclipse from Austrian Journal of Popular Astronomy, c.1876

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This spectacularly gorgeous image portrays a total lunar eclipse which occurred June, 1863. It is an antique book page from a volume of Zeitschrift für populäre Astronomi (Journal of Popular Astronomy) published by Lith Anst, Graz, c. 1876. The image itself was created by Ernest Matthey-Guenet, who I have found some mentions of but not much about.

I know very little about astronomy, and lunar phenomenon specifically, but I could stare at this all day--the colors are fantastic, and I find it quite transportive; just a beautiful thing. 5 5/8" wide x 8 5/8" tall and in excellent antique condition.