Incredible set of vintage astronomical drawings by Étienne Léopold Trouvelot (1827–1895), French astronomer, sericulturist and artist. Trouvelot was a self-astronomer and made these illustrations from research through various kinds of telescopes including one at the Harvard College Observatory. His work set the standard for astronomical illustration up until the invention of the photographic dry-plate. This collection is available for you to download for free under the CC0 license.

The planet Saturn from the Trouvelot
astronomical drawings (1881-1882) by E. L. Trouvelot (1827-1895) The planet Saturn from the Trouvelot astronomical drawings (1881-1882) by E. L. Trouvelot (1827-1895) Free Image from public domain license
Mare Humorum from the Trouvelot
astronomical drawings (1881-1882) by E. L. Trouvelot (1827-1895). Original from The New York… Mare Humorum from the Trouvelot astronomical drawings (1881-1882) by E. L. Trouvelot (1827-1895). Original from The New York… Free Image from public domain license
Total eclipse of the sun from the Trouvelot
astronomical drawings (1881-1882) by E. L. Trouvelot (1827-1895) Total eclipse of the sun from the Trouvelot astronomical drawings (1881-1882) by E. L. Trouvelot (1827-1895) Free Image from public domain license
Part of the milky way from the Trouvelot
astronomical drawings (1881-1882) by E. L. Trouvelot (1827-1895) Part of the milky way from the Trouvelot astronomical drawings (1881-1882) by E. L. Trouvelot (1827-1895) Free Image from public domain license
The November meteors from the Trouvelot
astronomical drawings (1881-1882) by E. L. Trouvelot (1827-1895) The November meteors from the Trouvelot astronomical drawings (1881-1882) by E. L. Trouvelot (1827-1895) Free Image from public domain license
Aurora Borealis from the Trouvelot
astronomical drawings (1881-1882) by E. L. Trouvelot (1827-1895) Aurora Borealis from the Trouvelot astronomical drawings (1881-1882) by E. L. Trouvelot (1827-1895) Free Image from public domain license
The great comet of 1881 from the Trouvelot
astronomical drawings (1881-1882) by E. L. Trouvelot (1827-1895) The great comet of 1881 from the Trouvelot astronomical drawings (1881-1882) by E. L. Trouvelot (1827-1895) Free Image from public domain license
Partial eclipse of the moon from the Trouvelot
astronomical drawings (1881-1882) by E. L. Trouvelot (1827-1895). Original… Partial eclipse of the moon from the Trouvelot astronomical drawings (1881-1882) by E. L. Trouvelot (1827-1895). Original… Free Image from public domain license
The planet Jupiter from the Trouvelot
astronomical drawings (1881-1882) by E. L. Trouvelot (1827-1895). Original from The New… The planet Jupiter from the Trouvelot astronomical drawings (1881-1882) by E. L. Trouvelot (1827-1895). Original from The New… Free Image from public domain license
Star clusters in Hurcules from the Trouvelot
astronomical drawings (1881-1882) by E. L. Trouvelot (1827-1895) Star clusters in Hurcules from the Trouvelot astronomical drawings (1881-1882) by E. L. Trouvelot (1827-1895) Free Image from public domain license
The planet Mars from the Trouvelot
astronomical drawings (1881-1882) by E. L. Trouvelot (1827-1895) The planet Mars from the Trouvelot astronomical drawings (1881-1882) by E. L. Trouvelot (1827-1895) Free Image from public domain license
The zodical light from the Trouvelot
astronomical drawings (1881-1882) by E. L. Trouvelot (1827-1895). Original from The New… The zodical light from the Trouvelot astronomical drawings (1881-1882) by E. L. Trouvelot (1827-1895). Original from The New… Free Image from public domain license