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Print (Engraving, Colour-Printed) Containing Two Meteorological Hemispheres or Planispheres Entitled 'Map of the Lines of Equal Polarization in the Atmosphere', by Sir David Brewster, Engraved and Printed by W. and A. K. Johnston, Edinburgh, 1854

Inventory Number: 13490
Object Type:
Persons: Sir David Brewster (Engraver and Printer)
Alexander Keith Johnston Sir William Johnston
Date Created: 1854
Accession Number: 2012-12/7
Brief Description: Colour-printed meteorological map consisting of 2 hemispheres or planispheres with lines of polarization. Large folded sheet, with mounting strip at outer crease. One of 5 meteorological maps (13487 to 13491) from the second edition of Johnston's 'Physical Atlas'. For historical commentary see narratives.
Primary Inscriptions: Entitled: 'Map of the Lines of Equal Polarization in the Atmosphere Constructed by Sir David Brewster. K.H.D.C.L.F.R.S.V.P.R.S.Edinr. Corresponding Member of the Institute of France. From Four Years Observations'. Above image: 'Physical Atlas Meteorology No.5 Plate 22'. Below: 'Engraved by W. and A. K. Johnston.' and 'William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London. | 1st.. March 1854'.
Provenance: Purchased from Sanders of Oxford in 2012.
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Material(s): Paper
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
556 678 mm