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Product images of Mural quadrant at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich
Product details Mural quadrant at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich
Mural quadrant at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich
Interior view showing an astronomer on a flight of stairs with one hand on the wall-mounted 10 foot quadrant with a telescopic sight designed for the old Royal Observatory building by Robert Hooke. A table with an inkwell, dividers and a straight rule can be seen below. Plate 3 (right half detail) from Ichnographia speculae Regiae Grenovici exquisite facta (London, 1676) a series of engravings commissioned by Sir Jonas Moore, the leading force in the construction and equipping of the original Royal Greenwich Observatory. The plate bears the inscription: "Quadrans Muralis Merid: 10 pedum Rad:.". Sir Jonas Moore (1617-1679) mathematician and patron of astronomy was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1674.
Original: etching. 1676
- Image ref: RS-10252
- The Royal Society