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Image number: RS.16459
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Comet observed in Rome, December 1664

Date

December 1664

Creator

John Ray (1627-1705, British), Naturalist

Object type

Archive reference number

Manuscript page number

p132

Material

Dimensions

height (paper): 112mm
width (paper): 158mm

Subject

Content object

Description

A comet observed on 19/29 December 1664 at Rome by John Ray. Printed in Samuel Dale, 'Observations Made at Rome, by the Late Reverend Mr. John Ray, of the Comet Which Appeared Anno 1664', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 25, no. 309 (1707), pp. 2350-52.

Two dates are given because Britain had not yet implemented the Gregorian calendar reform and was thus behind the Continent by 10 days.

Transcription

at the top: December 19/29 1664, verso is covered in red chalk.
Transcribed by the Making Visible project

Object history

Samuel Dale, 'Observations Made at Rome, by the Late Reverend Mr. John Ray, of the Comet Which Appeared Anno 1664', Phil. Trans., vol. 25, no. 309 (1707), pp. 2350-52.

Related Fellows

John Ray (1627-1705, British), Naturalist

Associated place

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