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Image number: RS.17515
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Peak of Tenerife from Orotava




Charles Piazzi Smyth (1819-1900, British), Astronomer

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Stereoscopic view of the peak of Tenerife [Teide Peak] and surrounding mountains, as seen from Orotova. Roofs of houses can be seen in the foreground.

Inscribed in ink on page underneath the photograph: 'The Peak of Teneriffe from the town of Orotava on the Northern coast; Taken in September after the breaking up of the N.E. season.'

From the 'Tenerife Papers of Charles Piazzi Smyth', a scrapbook of watercolours and stereographs from his 1856 astronomical expedition to this volcanic mountain range in Tenerife.

Charles Piazzi Smyth (1819-19900) Italian Astronomer was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1857, but resigned in 1874.

Object history

Donated to the Royal Society by Charles Piazzi Smyth, 1857.

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