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Architectural views of the Trevandrum Observatory. Figure 1 elevation of the observatory. Figure 2 plan view of the observatrory. Figure 3 longitudinal section. The observatory was designed and constructed in 1837 by W.H.Horsley, a lieutenant in the Madras Engineers, under the patronage of Sri Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma (1813-1846) Maharaja of the State of Travancore [now Thiruvananthapuram in the state of Kerala, India]. Scale 1 inch: 15 feet. Plate 3 from Description of an observatory established at Trevandrum by his Highness the Rajah of Travanacore by John Caldecott (Madras 1837; reprinted London, 1839). Inscribed; "TREVANDRUM OBSERVATORY...Waterlow & Co. Lith Birchin Lane." John Caldecott (1800-1849) astronomer was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1840.
Original: lithograph . 1839
- Image ref: RS-10147
- The Royal Society