Plan of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich by Francis Place

Plan of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich

Francis Place

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Product details Plan of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich

Plan of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich

Francis Place

Plan of the old Royal Observatory building (now known as Flamsteed House) designed by Christopher Wren (1632-1723) showing rooms, with a key to their use and various details. These include a reflecting telescope tube of 60 feet in length (centre); a 120 foot deep stairwell for parallax observation (top right); and the star chamber, or octagon room (right). Scale: 1 ¢ inches to 30 feet. Plate 1 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. Sir Jonas Moore (1617-1679) mathematician and patron of astronomy was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1674.

Original: etching. 1676

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