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Principle Systems of the Capricornus Conality
A reproduction of the map of the Capricornus Conality (or "constellation") used by 19th century astronautical explorer Eric Drummond Smith and his crew.
ACCURATE ACCORDING TO MOST RECENT SURVEY DATA REPORTED TO THE UNITED STATES NAVY AS OF 1863.
REPRODUCTION FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES COMMISSIONED BY PRES. ABRAHAM LINCOLN, ESQ. BASED UPON OBSERVATIONS MADE BY PROF. ERIC DRUMMOND SMITH’S MISSION TO THE SAME UPON THE USS JOHN PAUL JONES BETWEEN 1861 AND 1863.
The John Paul Jones was the principal research vessel of Professor Eric Drummond Smith’s interstellar journey of exploration through the Cornicopian star systems. This diagram illustrates, essentially, the design of the ship, built of Pennsylvanian steel in the Continental Iron Works of Brooklyn, New York, an iron behemoth intended to allow repeated atmospheric escapes and landings, on either land or sea, on strange and foreign bodies. The ship, built at the astonishing expense of $1.5 million, the equivalent of the Union’s most expensive ships-of-war. It held a crew of six gentlefolk, hand-selected by the Professor with the approval of both President Lincoln and a Select Joint Committee of the United States Congress. All in all the John Paul Jones visited some twenty-seven star systems and landed on some thirty-one worlds before returning to Earth, landing in the Ohio River outside of Cincinnati, Ohio. Following their crew’s tour of the nation, including a ticker-tape parade in New York, a parade of honor in Washington, and a “peace tour” of the Southern states still in rebellion, Smith began the publication of his journals, drawings, diagrams, and data, including information on the three intelligent species discovered on the journey.
Plans Drawn by Prof. Eric Drummond Smith Engraved by Rev. R.J. Cooley in 1863
Commissioned Based on Findings Scientific of the Capricornus Mission of 1861 to 1863, Lead by Prof. Eric Drummond Smith on Orders of Abraham Lincoln, Esq., President of the United States of America
This work portrays one of the sentient lifeforms discovered by Professor Smith in his exploration of the Capricornus constellation, specifically the aquatic Suhuri Ma of the Baten Algiedi System and the Planet Waampomo, some 630 Light-Years from Earth.
Commissioned Based on Findings Scientific of the Capricornus Mission of 1861 to 1863, Lead by Prof. Eric Drummond Smith, on Orders of Abraham Lincoln, Esq. President of the United States of America.
This record of the Diketei, one of the three sentient species discovered by Prof. Smith in his odyssey in the Capricornus constellation, is a fascinating image of a semi-aquatic creature hailing from the Deneb Algeidi System and Planet Chamk, some 39 Light-Years from Earth.