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Print (Hand-Coloured) "The Eclipseometer" for the Eclipse of 22 April 1715, by J. B., London, 1715

Inventory Number: 15748
Object Type: print
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Eclipses Astronomy Prints Collection  
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Brief Description: Single sheet copperplate print with hand-coloured central yellow sun. The instructions to the left of the radiating diagram refer to a "moveable piece representing the Moon" which does not survive. Possibly engraved by John Sturt.
Primary Inscriptions: Title: "THE ECLIPSEOMETER. / An Instrument shewing the Course of the Eclipse of the Sun, every instant of its duration at London, / which will happen the 22.d day of April 1715. in the morning, Beginning at 8h 7½': Middle at 9.h 14': Ending at 10.h 24½; / according to the Computation made by Tables drawn from S.r Isaac Newtons Theory of the Moon. Humbly attempted by J.B." At lower right: "Sold by the Map-sellers of LONDON."
Provenance: Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford
Collection Group: Radcliffe Observatory Archive
Material(s): Paper
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
259 410 mm

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