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Print (Engraving) of the Annular Solar Eclipse of 1 April, 1764, by Joseph Betts, engraved by Cole, Oxford, c. 1764

Inventory Number: 27158
Object Type: print
Persons: Joseph Betts (Designer)
Date Created: c.1764
Subject Classification(s): Solar eclipses Astronomy Prints Collection  
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Brief Description: Title, map in border of latitude and longitude showing passage of shadow over England, and engraved text with details of times and places.
Primary Inscriptions: Title: "A Description of the Path of the Annulus over part of this Island / in the Solar Eclipse April 1st 1764." Dedication: "To the Right Honourable / THE EARL of LITCHFIELD Chan.r of the University of Oxford, / THE EARL of HALIFAX one of ye Principal Secretaries of State, / THE EARL OF BUTE; / THIS PLATE / In Gratitude for their Countenance & Support / At the late Election of a Savilian Professor of Astronomy / Is dutifully Inscribed, / By their obliged humble Servant / Jo. Betts M.A. / Fellow of University College / in Oxford." Bottom left corner of map: "Cole Oxon sc."
Provenance: Radcliffe Observatory, Oxford
Collection Group: Radcliffe Observatory Archive
Material(s): Paper
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
550 379 mm

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