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Print (Engraving, Etching) of the orbit trajectory of the earth and moon, by James Ferguson, Engraved by J. Bickham, 1745.

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Inventory Number: 13552
Object Type: print
Persons: James Ferguson (Creator)
J Bickham (Engraver)
Date Created: 1745
Subject Classification(s): Orbit Moon Astronomy Prints Collection  
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Brief Description: Depicts the trajectory of the moon and earth from an instrument invented by Ferguson to demonstrate that the moon's orbit must always be concave to the sun, a 'trajectorium lunare'.
Dedicated to Martin Folkes, president of the Royal Society.
Primary Inscriptions: J. Ferguson del. J. Bickham sculp. To Martin Folkes Esq'r President of the Royal Society. This Plate is Dedicated by his most humble servant James Ferguson.
Provenance:
Collection Group: Radcliffe Observatory Archive
Material(s): Paper
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
211 974 mm

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