The Eclipse itself is somewhat eclipsed by a racehorse born on that day and called Eclipse
He was a singularly successful horse and 80% of all Thoroughbreds today can trace their ancestry back to him. The portrait is by Stubbs.
This small map was published in the February 1764 edition of the "Gentleman's Magazine". It predicts the path of the solar eclipse that happend April 1st that year as it passes across south-east England and north-west France. Three diagrams show the change in the detailed aspect of the eclipse as would be seen at Boulogne, at Orleans and at London.